HAYES - Chief MSGT Raphael Jackson, 49 Passed away on April 27, 2013. Ray was born in Riverhead Long Island, New York on Aug 7, 1963. Three months later moved to Akron, Ohio where he graduated at Atwater Waterloo High School. Upon graduation, Ray enlisted into the United States Air Force. His first assignment was, Dyess AFB in Abilene Texas, Second base Ellsworth, South Dakota, and third base Langley Air Force base. Then transferred to Okinawa, Japan to Kadena AFB. Three years later he returned back to Langley Base where he finished his career on August 29th, 2010. Ray Retired after 29 years, then he pursued his teaching career as a Professor at Embry- Riddle Aeronautical University. A year later Ray decided to run a family business at Marco's Pizza near Langley Air Force Base. Ray is a proud father of Christopher M. Jackson; who will now take his place at the family business he owned. Survivors include his mother Maxine Jackson, father Crawford Jackson, and his two brothers- Kevin, (Vina) retired Army and Chris Jackson, (Nicole) retired Air-force. His loving wife, Bow of 28 years and his son Christopher Jackson. He will be dearly missed. Service will be held at Langley Air-force base Saturday at 11:00am at Langley AFB chapel. Followed by memorial service Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Avenue, Hampton, VA 23666. Parklawn-wood Funeral Home is in-charge of arrangements.
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Published in Daily Press on May 1, 2013