Ranger Exes Memorial - The Faculty

Jerry Jackson JERRY MALCOM JACKSON went to be with the Lord on April 03, 2008. Burial was in Macedonia Cemetery, north of Ranger, TX. Jerry was born in Edgewood, the home of his maternal grandparents, Oct. 13, 1931 to Mr.& Mrs. W.R. Jackson of Breckenridge. He graduated from Breckenridge High School in 1950 and attended Texas Tech University. Jerry was called to serve his country in Korea while at school, but returned to finish his studies after dutifully fulfilling his obligation to the U.S. Army. It was at college where he met the love of his life and wife of 52 years, Marilyn Rae Coleman of Abilene. They were married in Lubbock in Jan of 1956. Jerry received a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Tech University and a Master of Science degree from Texas A&M University. A life long farmer & rancher like his family before him, professionally, Jerry was the Superintendent of Schools for Moran ISD & Range ISD, TX before retiring in the early 1990's to continue his true interest of raising livestock. Jerry raised cattle, sheep, goats and the occasional horse in Stephens & Eastland Counties his entire life. Jerry was a deacon at the First Baptist Church in Ranger, served on the Ranger ISD School Board, the Ranger Historical Association, helped raise funds for local students' livestock sales, and shrived to lure jobs and industry to Ranger. While a teacher and principal with Breckenridge ISD, Jerry was heavily involved with 4-H and other community organizations. His life was devoted to serving others, as a soldier, teacher, public school administrator, and most importantly as a wonderful role model for his family. Jerry was preceded in death by his father W.R. Jackson, his brother Dr. Bill G. Jackson, and his first cousin Joe Lynch Jackson, who was as close to Jerry's heart as a brother. Jerry is survived by: his wife, Marilyn Jackson of Ranger; his mother, Maime Elise Jackson of Breckenridge; his brothers, Joe Bob Jackson of Breckenridge and Thomas Jackson of Houston; daughter, Vicki Olivier of Carrollton; son, Jerry Bradley Jackson of Houston; daughter, Katherine "Katy" Jackson Jensen (RHS-1983) of Commerce; and son, Jeffrey Jackson (RHS-1989) of Plano. Jerry is also survived by his seven beautiful grandchildren, Emily Olivier, Taylor Jackson, Claire Olivier, Wesley Jensen, Jordan Jackson, Erin Jensen, & Zachary Jensen.