Funeral services for Raleigh Oliver Jackson, Jr., 89, of Silsbee, will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 13, 2012, at R.S. Farmer Funeral Home, with interment following in Rest Haven Cemetery. Dr. Jackson died April 10, 2012. He was a lifelong resident of Silsbee, with many accomplishments and offices held during his life. Those include, graduating from Sam Houston State University and University of Tennessee dental school, vice president of the Southeast District State Dental Association, president of Sabine Area Dental Society, and was a dentist for 40 years in Silsbee. With his accomplishments, he also was founder and member of Silsbee Country Club and Lions Club. Dr. Jackson also served on the Board of Directors for Silsbee State Bank, was a member of the Hardin County Wildlife Association, the Masonic Lodge, the Shriner El Mina Temple, and Silsbee Little Theater. Dr. Jackson was also Mayor Pro Tem of Silsbee. Survivors include wife, Judy Jackson; son, Ro Jackson and wife, Vicki of Houston; sister, Gloria Wolfe of Stuart, Florida; one grandchild, Rachel Jackson and fiancé, Chad Sipolt of Houston; and one great grandchild, Jackson Sipolt.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Apr. 12, 2012