Harold S. Jackson passed away peacefully in Austin on the morning of May the 14th 2015 in the Retirement Nursing Center. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Evelyn, of 57 years. Harold leaves behind a son - Duane Jackson of Orlando and a daughter J'Nevelyn Lloyd of Austin. He also has 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Harold was the son of Frank Edwin Jackson and Edith Mable Swaim. He was the youngest of 2 sons - Frank Edwin Jackson (FE) being the older of the 2. He was born in Cameron, Texas on December 11, 1917. He graduated from Yoe High in Cameron in 1935 and attended Draughan Business School in Dallas for one year. In 1936, he moved to Monahans to work at West Texas Food Mkt. for one year then began to work for S&S Grocery in 1937.
In 1937, Harold became a charter member 1st Pres Church in Monahans and in 1940 - became Presbyterian elder. In 1941 - 7/21/41 - Married - Vera Evelyn Crow - the love of his life. Then in 1942, he was drafted and served in the Army / Air corps in San Francisco until February of 1946 where he attained the rank of Master Sargent.
Following his honorable discharge, Harold and Evelyn returned to Monahans and S&S Grocery. In 1948, he began to work for the Gulf distributor - LM Prater. In May of 1952, Duane was born and in December of '52 Ed Meaders purchased the Gulf distributorship. June 29, 1955 J'Nevelyn was born.
Harold and Evelyn were married 57 years until her death in 1998. He retired in 1988 and dedicated his life to his wife. Harold was also a tried and true Lion. He held various positions in the Lions Club in Monahans for many, many years. Harold attended the First Presbyterian Church until he moved to Orlando to live with Duane and Anna for 3 and ½ years before moving back to Texas to Austin to the Retirement Nursing Center.
Suggested memorials should be made to Monahans Lions Club.
Harold Jackson exemplified what it was to be a Christian, a loving, dedicated husband, a great dad, fantastic granddad, an avid Yankees and Longhorn fan, and a loyal friend. Jesus and Harold are on a first name basis and I am confident that Jesus welcomed him to heaven and said "Well done good and faithful servant."
Graveside services will be Monday, May 18, 2015 at 1:30 PM at Monahans Memorial Cemetery. A celebration of life will follow at 2 PM at First Presbyterian Church in Monahans.