Robert Jackson, 77 of Graceville, passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Robert was born in Holmes County on April 21, 1936 to the late Gillis and Nellie Pettis Jackson. A beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, Mr. Robert retired from the Jackson County School Board after 30 years of service and then enjoyed working around on his farm. He was a long time member of East Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.
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Proceeded in death by his parents; brother, Billy Jackson; son, Freddy Monday; son-in-law Larry Rogers and brother-in-law, J.E. Ward.
Survived by his beloved wife, Doris Jackson; daughters, Teresa Sheets (Mike), Cindy Jackson, Gwen Steverson, all of Graceville, and Marcia Rogers, Panama City; daughter-in-law, Pat Monday, Wicksburg, Ala.; sister, Juanita Ward, Bonifay; sister-in-law, Hazel Jackson, Graceville; five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; beloved dog, "Mookie" and horse, "Hobo".
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 8, 2013 at East Mt. Zion United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Cook and the Rev. Wesley Syfrett officiating. Burial w followed in the church cemetery with James & Lipford Funeral Home in Graceville directing. Family received friends at the funeral home Friday, from 6 to 8 p.m., and other times at their home. Flowers will be accepted or those wishing can make memorials to East Mt. Zion Cemetery Fund c/o Cindy Jackson 3864 Boney Bridge Road Graceville, FL 32440. Expressions of sympathy can be made at http://www.jamesandlipford.com/
James & Lipford Funeral Home
5390 Cotton Street
Graceville, FL 32440
Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on June 12, 2013