Gary A. Jackson, 56, of Bartlesville, died Monday morning in Ramona, OK.
Gary was born June 11, 1957, in Bartlesville, the son of Robert Ray Jackson and Paula Lee( Rollins) Nelson. He was raised and educated in Ramona, Oglesby and Copan, before graduating from Pawhuska High School in 1975. Gary loved sports and was blessed with athletic ability, he was able to play all kinds of sports while in school. He worked with his brothers in the welding industry and was a member of the Local 397 Welders and Pipe Fitters Union.
Gary was an avid Univ. of Oklahoma (OU) football fan and enjoyed watching many different games. He was baptized at the Copan Baptist Church and received his credentials in ministry in October 2002. Gary loved his family and will be dearly missed.
Gary is survived by his three children, Darrell Steiner and Jami of Claremore, Garen Jackson of Yukon, and Jeremy Fuoco of Los Angles, CA; stepfather Carl "Sarge" Nelson of Bowring; stepmother Jessie Jackson of Collinsville; four siblings, Paul Ray Jackson of Bartlesville, Darla Bohannan and Dennis of Ramona, Dalen Jackson and Sherry of Ramona, and Carolyn Rickman of Bartlesville; four grandchildren, Sean, Aaron and Raelynn Steiner of Claremore, and Kaylee Jackson of Yuknon, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and foster brothers and sisters. He is preceded in death by his parents, Bob Jackson and Paula Nelson one brother Rodney Jackson and one sister-in-law Gayle Jackson.
Gary's family will receive friends at the Davis Family Funeral Home, (918-534-3030), 113 S. Osage (Hwy. 75), Dewey, on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.DavisFamilyFuneralHome.com.
Funeral services for Gary will be held Thursday, April 3, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the Life Church of Bartlesville. Pastor Tim Kutz of Victory Church will officiate. Interment will follow in the Delaware Indian Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Carter Davis and the Davis Family Funeral Home.