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James Roy Jackson Jr.

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JAMES ROY JACKSON, JR., a native of Montgomery, Texas, passed away September 10, 2005. He graduated from Texas A&M with a BS degree in geology, where he was commissioned a 2nd Lt. and was a member of the Ross Volunteers.He began his career with Standard Oil Co. of Venezuela. He returned to the US and entered the Univ. of Texas, earning a Masters degree in geology. flagHe was activated as an officer in the US Army in 1941, serving in TX, NC, CA, and HA. He participated in the invasion of Peleliu in the Palau Islands. After separation from the Army as a Major in 1946, he began a 40-year career with Humble Oil & Refining Co (later Exxon) in New Orleans. His life's desire was to discover oil, which he did in a big way, including being involved in the Prudhoe Bay oil field in Alaska. He was active in numerous industry, professional, and public affairs organizations including AAPG, API, NOIA, AIPG, and OTC. After his retirement from Exxon, he had another 10-yr career with Petroleum Information. He was also an avid golfer and longtime member of Riverbend Country Club. He is survived by his beloved wife Norine, son David and wife Angela, their sons James Roy III and Richard, daughter Judy and husband Jeff, their children Brian and Lindsey. A private family memorial service will be held. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Jackson Scholarship in Geology and Geophysics at Texas A&M Development Foundation, 204C Eller Bldg., College Station, TX 77843 or your favorite charity.
Published in Houston Chronicle on Sept. 12, 2005
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