Floyd A. Jackson

02/13/1922 - 09/24/2015 Obituary
Floyd A. Jackson Obituary
It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of one of the greatest men we knew. Floyd A Jackson (lovingly nicknamed Dadaw) was born Feb. 13, 1922, in Wilburton, Ok. to Floyd and Rosetta Jackson. He was the 2nd of their 2 children. His 1 sister Eithel and his parents preceded him in death. At the time of his birth his father was a coal miner and not at home often so Floyd knew it was necessary for him to go to work. From the 8th grade through High School he worked after school at the "Movie Show" until they closed every night still maintaining excellent grades. In High School attended classes, played football worked after school and attained straight A's. His senior year he was class president and valedictorian. After graduation in 1940 he said in order to eat he had to join the Army Air Corp. and sent most of his money home to his mother. After only 6 months in the service he qualified for Flight Training and attained the rank of 1st Lt. Flying P38 mustangs. He loved to talk of those days in the military. In early 1942 he met the love of his life Dorothy Marshall and they were married September 8, 1942, fearing he would soon deploy. After bursting his eardrums on a flight he was honorably discharged with the disability in Dec. 1943.
He then became an electrician working first for PG&E then Los Angeles City Dept. of Water and Power retiring in 1987 and he and Dorothy returned to Bakersfield to spend more time with family.
Together they raised 2 daughters Donna Williams (Darrell), Denna Barre (Brace deceased), and a niece Doris Gray (William both deceased). He is survived by 3 grandchildren, Darren Tiger Williams (Dawn) who was very athletic and gave him great joy as he taught him to play golf attended all his baseball and football games and later they coached a Pop Warner Football Team together. His other 2 grandchildren are Brian Barre (Briget), and Brad Barre. In addition, he has 8 great-grandchildren, 9 great-great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-great-grandchild, 2nieces. His granddaughter Dawne Williams Vaughn passed away in 2012.
After 69 years of marriage, Dorothy passed away on Nov.21, 2011 leaving him lonely and lost without his true love. His oldest grandson Joshua Williams lived with him for a while giving him loving care until his dementia became so advanced he had to go into assisted living. Dadaw passed away September 24, 2015, to be united forever with the love of his life.
Dadaw was the most generous man you could ever meet whether family, friends or acquaintances, he would be there with an open wallet.
Love You Daddy!
Services will be Friday, October 9, 2015, at 1:00 PM at the National Cemetery, Bear Mt. Blvd. Bakersfield, Ca.
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Oct. 8, 2015
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