Marlin Elbert Jackson
SHREVEPORT, LA - Marlin Elbert Jackson, 98, passed away March 16, 2014 at Overton Brooks V.A. Medical Center l in Shreveport, LA. He was born November 6, 1915 in Atlanta, TX. He was a resident of Shreveport and served in the U.S. Army during WWII and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He was awarded the Bronze Star for gallantry and was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans. He married Mary Ruth Carey on July 31, 1944 in Shreveport, LA.
Mr. Jackson was preceded in death by his parents, Claude Elmer Jackson and Winnie Moulder Jackson; a sister, Harcia Loretta Pruitt and a brother, Elmer Wayne Jackson. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Mary Ruth Carey Jackson, and sons; Dwight and Dwayne Jackson of Shreveport, LA; a sister, Dorothy Faye McDaniel of Shreveport, LA; a brother, Claude Monard Jackson of Bay City, TX; and a sister, Neva Frances Dickerson and husband, S.W., of Garland, TX; three grandchildren, Theresa Jeanette Jackson of Plano, TX; Philip Michael Jackson of Garland, TX; and Stephanie Marie Arnold and husband, Audie, of Benton, LA; and two great-grandchildren, Brighton and Brody Arnold.
A visitation will be held, Tuesday, March 18, 2014, from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. at Rose-Neath's Southside Chapel. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Centuries Memorial Park Cemetery. Officiating will be Rev. Mike Igo.
The family would like to express their appreciation to the Doctors and Staff at the V.A. Hospital in Shreveport, LA for their care and concern over many years.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes for you to make a donation to a veteran organization of your choice.
Published in Shreveport Times on Mar. 18, 2014
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