DELBARTON, W.Va. — Oliver Jackson Jr., 67, of Delbarton, was born June 28, 1946, in Frankfort, Ky. He flew high with the angels to his heavenly home Sun., April 6, 2014.
Oliver was the son of the late Mildred and Oliver Jackson. He was also preceded in death by his son, James William Jackson. Oliver grew up in Yuma Camp at Wilkinson.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Betty L. Jackson, whom he married Aug. 31, 1984; one son, Keith Jackson, and his wife Daryla of Davin; two daughters, Jennifer Dempsey and her husband Danny of Delbarton and Rachael Muncy of Delbarton and her husband, Daryll of Kermit; one brother, Larry James Jackson and his wife, Betty J., of Yuma Camp; two sisters, JoAnn Kirkendoll of Logan, and Betty Carol England and her husband, Bob, of Currituck, N.C.; nine grandchildren: Jenna and Haylea Dempsey, Jacob Curry and Blake Muncy, all of Delbarton, Nicholas, Nathaniel, and Zoey Jackson, all of Davin, and Cody and Cameron Jackson of Logan, and a host of family and friends.
PFC Jackson served with 3/1 H&S Co. 81mm. Blt. Marine Corps serving in Vietnam from 1969-1970. He retired as rank of SFC in the W.Va. Army National Guard 1st Bn. 150th Armor, Dunbar. Jackson was a life-time member of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 308. He was also a member of Sons of Confederate Veterans, and a life-time member of Disabled American Veterans. Mr. Jackson graduated from Southern W.Va. Community and Technical College in Applied and Industrial Technology and was a member of the Verdunville Church of God.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thurs., April 10, at Verdunville Church of God on Mud Fork with Rev. Homer Sipple officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill with Military Graveside Rites.
Leading the group of pallbearers will be the younger grandchildren, Blake Muncy, Nicholas, Nathaniel, and Zoey Jackson and serving as pallbearers will be Jacob Curry, Cody and Cameron Jackson, Kevin and Larry "Bub" Jackson, and Danny Dempsey.
Visitation will be from 6-9 pm. Wednesday at the church.
James Funeral Home in Aracoma is serving the family and handling arrangements.