Mr. Donald Harris Jackson, resident of Denton, Texas, formerly of Newport, Arkansas, departed this life on Thursday, August 22, 2019, at CrossRidge Community Hospital in Wynne, Arkansas at the age of 73. Mr. Jackson was born in Newport on Monday, April 22, 1946, the son of Mr. Harrison Lee Jackson and Mrs. Helen Faye (Mathis) Jackson.
Donald was a graduate of Newport High School, and proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Upon his return home, Donald was employed by Arkansas Weights and Measures, and as a home builder in the North Little Rock area for a time. Most recently, he had worked in automotive parts sales. Mr. Jackson was a Mason, and a member of a Corvette Club and Jeep Club. He enjoyed all things involving vehicles, and loved to restore and refurbish cars. Donald also enjoyed the great outdoors; he liked to fish, play golf, and duck hunt. He liked attending concerts, dancing, going to horse races and casinos, cracking jokes, and attending his grandchildren’s sporting events. Mr. Jackson was a member of Valley Creek Church in Denton.
Mr. Jackson was preceded in death by his parents, Harrison and Helen Jackson; and a brother, Mickey Dee Jackson.
He is survived by a daughter, Karen Jackson-Moore of Denton, Texas; a son, Clinton (Jackson) Boles and wife, Necola, of Wynne; a sister, Phyllis Ann Shepard and husband, Billy Ray, of Cherry Valley; four grandchildren, Joshua Caleb Moore and wife, Caitlin, Lauren Elise Moore, Constance Nicole Forrester and husband, Matthew, and Robert Dillon Boles and wife, Katie; great-grandchildren, Blakely Jo Boles, Savvanah Kay Forrester, and another on the way; an aunt, Goldie Matthews; nephews and nieces, Amber Basgall, Deann Renee Ellender, Sandra Pigg, and Craig Shepard; great-nephews and great-nieces, Dillen Gassaway, Noah Walden, Blake Ellender and wife, Ashley, Tyler Ward, Gavin Ward, Grayson Wade Bate, Braden Shepard, Javier Shepard, and Wyatt Ray Shepard; great-great-nephew and great-great-nieces, Oliver Gassaway, Kendall Leann Gassaway, and Ashton Ellender; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at Jackson’s Funeral Home in Newport, Arkansas with Brother Billy Chambers officiating. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 1:00 p.m. to service time. Committal services will be announced at a later date.
Honorary pallbearers are Dillen Gassaway, David Martin, Larry Mayfield, Josh Moore, Billy Ray Shepard, and Russ Wagner.
Donations may be made in Mr. Jackson’s honor to 5C Church, 602 Hembry St., Lewisville, TX 75067.
Arrangements are entrusted to Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home of Wynne, Arkansas.
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