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Robert W. Jackson, Sr.
Robert William Jackson, Sr. age 92, went home to be with the Lord on December 8, 2012. Born June 7, 1920, he was the son of the late George W. Jackson and Emma Richardson Jackson. He was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Nellie P. Jackson in 2010. He is survived by his son Robert Jackson, Jr. and his wife Shirley, of Snow Hill, and daughter, Norma Delano and her husband Mike of Salisbury. He was adored grandfather to; Joanie Brittingham, Paul Jackson, Carol Morris, Andy Jackson, Christy Delano, Jenny Hearne, and great-grandchildren; Emily Thornes, Olivia Brittingham, Sarah Morris, Evan Morris, Samantha Urban, Zeb Jackson, Cole Hearne, and Emma and Ethan Jackson.
Mr. Jackson served in the US Navy in WW II as a Sea Bee. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Tabernacle, and the Newark Volunteer Fire Department, where he drove a 1936 Ford fire truck in his younger years. He had worked as a waterman in the bay and on the ocean. He loved boats and being on the water.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 12 at 2:00 PM at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Friends may call Tuesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 PM, and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Rev. Lou Bradley will officiate. Interment will follow in Bowen Cemetery in Newark. A donation in his memory may be made to: Calvary Baptist Tabernacle, 337 Tilghman Rd, Salisbury, MD 21804, or Newark Volunteer Fire Dept., 8338 Newark Rd. Newark, MD 21841.
Burbage Funeral Home - Berlin
108 William Street Berlin, MD 21811
Published in The Daily Times on Dec. 11, 2012