1927 - 2014 Thomas Tom Jackson, 86, of Beaumont, died Sunday, June 22, 2014, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. He was born on September 14, 1927, in Groves Point, Michigan, to Leona Matilda Faust Jackson and Thomas Jackson, Sr. Tom was a United States Navy veteran having served in World War II and owned and operated Braesoaks Hardware. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Jackson; children, Leslie Farrell of Michigan; Susie Velichko of Cincinnati, Ohio; Thomas Jackson, III and his wife, Sheri, of Pinkerton, Mississipi; Toni Groselle of Frisco, Texas; Stephanie Norman and her husband, William, of Kountze; and Kimberly Bonura and her husband, Mike, of Vidor; thirteen grandchildren; four great- grandchildren; sister, Phyllis Corson of Merritt Island, Florida; and brother, Robert Jackson and his wife, Janice, of Michigan. He is preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, William Jackson and Wilfred Jackson. A gathering of Mr. Jackson's family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Broussard's, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee. His graveside service will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at Felps Cemetery, Thicket. Complete and updated information may be found at broussards 1889.com.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on June 24, 2014