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David Kent Jackson, 80, passed away on May 12, 2012 following a long illness. Born in Atlanta and raised in North Carolina, he graduated from UNC and worked in radio and TV at WTOB. He joined the Army where he was a radar instructor, later working for Raytheon providing radar training to the military. Moving his family to Virginia in 1962, he worked for the Marine Corps in the Telecommunications Division (HQMC/CCT) administering training programs and helped expand the school for communications electronics at MCB Quantico. He received the highest commendation honoring him for 29 years of dedicated and faithful civil service. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Helen Ann; son, Eric (Donna); grandchildren, Emily and Alex; sister, Jobie (Sam); niece, Jennifer; nephew, Chris; brother, Bob and niece, Cate.
Funeral services at Ft. Myer Memorial Chapel, June 11, 2012 at 3 p.m. with inurnment at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his name to Heartland Hospice.

Published in The Washington Post on June 3, 2012
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