Raymond Jackson

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Raymond C. Jackson (Ret Lt Col), 89, of Augusta, GA, passed away on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Lake Crossing Health Center. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 3pm at West Acres Baptist Church. Born in Tipton, IN, he was the son of the late Richard Garrett Jackson and Roseanna Pearson Jackson. He lived in various cities before moving to Augusta, GA in 1969.Raymond retired from the Army after 30 years of service as a Lieutenant Colonel. In the Army he served during World War II, the Korean War, and Vietnam War. He graduated from Panhandle State University with a Bachelor's of Science degree and from Butler University in Indiana with a Master's degree in Education. He was a member of West Acres Baptist Church. He was very involved in Christian missions, traveling to different countries. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife by six weeks, Twila F. Jackson, daughter, Dana O'Neill. Raymond is survived by his daughters, Kathi (Brian) Scott, Woodstock, GA, Rhonda Jackson, Honduras, son-in-law, Alex O'Neill, sons, Michael Jackson, Carmel, IN, Dick (Julie) Jackson, Mt. Grove, MO brother, Tod Jackson, New York, NY, sister, Mary Dickover, grandchildren, Trent (Ann) O'Neill, Kendra (Charlie) O'Neill Finch, Deanna (Chris) O'Neill Tock, Garrett (LeAnn) O'Neill, Jeana (Steed) Aycock, Kellen (Evan) Smith, Aldan O'Neill, Hannah (Leslie) McMillan, Jordan Scott, Bethany (Matt) Speer, Matthew Scott, Chris Jackson, Brian Jackson, and Lindsey Schaefer and 18 great grandchildren. The family will receive friends after the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Destino del Reino, PO Box 814, Evans, GA 30809.