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Leon Jackson


1926 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Leon Jackson Obituary
Born May 24, 1926, in Doubs Md., Leon Henry Jackson (a.k.a. "Pug") grew up with his parents Oscar Baltimore Jackson and Sophie Whalen Jackson.

At the age of 18, he joined the United States Air Force, where he served 24 years and was awarded, among other medals, the WWII Victory Ribbon Army of Occupation, in Japan. Leon was honorably discharged in 1968.

Leon died during the early morning hours of July 4th 2014, in the loving arms of his wife and is now alive in the loving arms of God. He was preceded in death by - father: Oscar Baltimore Jackson, mother: Sophie Whalen Jackson, sisters: Katherine Strawder, Eva Smith, Helen Bayton, and a brother; Royal ("Buck") Lawson. He is survived by his wife, Gladys, his seven kids: Leona, Brenda, James, Michael, Thunderwolf, Martin, Kathleen and 2 sons-in law, Thomas Nicholson, and Neil Mulhern. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren, numerous great-grand children , 1 great-great-grand daughter, and a host of friends and relatives. Viewing will be held Thursday, July 10, 2014 from 10-11:30am , in the Pippin Funeral Home, Inc., 119 West Camden-Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 12 noon, in Holy Cross Catholic Church, Dover. Burial will be in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Millsboro. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you send a donation to the Home of the Brave, 6632 Sharps Road, Milford, DE 19963.
Published Online in The Frederick News-Post on July 9, 2014 Published in Print in The Frederick News-Post on July 9, 2014
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