Gene Franklin Jackson, 83, of Dallas formerly of Abilene passed away Thursday, April 29, 2010. A Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday in the Abilene City Cemetery with Steve McCormick officiating under the direction of North’s Funeral Home. 242 Orange St.
Mr. Jackson was born August 18, 1926 in Duncan, Oklahoma to Franklin and Clara Jackson. He graduated from high school in Odessa, Texas. He attended Texas Tech University before being drafted in the United States Marine Corp where he served in the Pacific Theater. He was a member of the Baptist church.
He was preceded in death by one son, Robert Charles Jackson. Brother Robert Jackson and parents Frank & Clara Jackson.
He is survived by his wife, Joe Ann Tandy Jackson, who were married for 63 years. Two sons; Joe Frank Jackson and wife Pamela of Elk City, Oklahoma and Mark Jackson, wife Selena & daughter Megan of San Angelo. Two sisters; Betty Bates of Graham, Texas and Patsy Pannell of San Marcus, Texas. Two brother-in-laws; Dr. and Mrs. Charles Tandy of Dallas, Texas and Alex and wife Julie Tandy of Keller, Texas. Two grandchildren; Jeremiah Jackson & wife Allison of Ft. Worth and Christine Jackson of Elk City, Oklahoma. One great-grandchild; Taylor Jackson of Ft. Worth, Texas.