John Dudley "Jack" Jackson, faithful follower of Jesus Christ, born Dec. 8, 1931, in Indianapolis, Ind., passed into the mansions of the Lord on Father's Day, June 16, 2013, in the presence of loved ones. Service: 1 p.m. Friday at North Richland Hills Baptist Church. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Chapel. Internment: 1:15 p.m. Monday in DFW National Cemetery with full military honors. "Jack" was a proud American who loved his country and served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War
. Jack was a patriot and devout Christian who loved Jesus Christ and who served at church in roles from youth minister to Sunday school teacher. Jack attended the University of Arizona until being called into military service. Jack worked for Boeing in Seattle, Wash., from 1958-1960. He then became a ground flight instructor for American Airlines. Jack was given the Distinguished Award for Merit in 1971 by American Airlines, the highest award that American Airlines bestows upon an employee. He was later awarded the Goodwill Ambassador Extraordinaire by American Airlines in 1974 for his continued meritorious service to the company. In 1983, Jack ventured out and formed his own company, Jack Jackson and Associates. He spoke to thousands of people across the country over the next decade. Most important to Dudley were his family and church. Dudley had been a member of North Richland Hills Baptist Church since 1971. Dudley taught Sunday school all those years ranging from College and Career, to Singles Ministry, to the Ambassadors Class who loved him so much. Dudley constantly asked members of his congregation and class how he could pray for them. Dudley was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 49 years, Donna, in 2005, whom he took care of for so many years in faithful Christian service. "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints." Psalms 116:15. Survivors: His children: son, John Jackson and wife, Nancy, of The Woodlands; son, Rick Jackson and his wife, Lana, of North Richland Hills; daughter, Ginger Jackson Collins of North Richland Hills; grandchildren, Amy Jackson of New York, N.Y., Aaron Jackson of New York, N.Y., Josh Jackson of Visalia, Calif., Jake Jackson of Euless, Canyon Collins of North Richland Hills, Grant Oviatt of North Richland Hills; and brother and sister in Christ Jesus, Phil and Marilyn Strother of Bedford.