Sunday, June 26, 2016
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 

WCN Site Search


Preview the Paper Preview the Paper

Preview this week's Paper
A limited number of pages are displayed in this preview.
Preview this Week’s Issue ›
Subscribe Today ›

Lost & Found


VideoFound: Great Pyrenees on CR 124, June 5, young male, not neutered, red banded collar, no tag, black spot on tip of tongue, cannot keep. 830-216-2380.

VideoLost: Lab/Pit, missing evening of Mon., June 6, between 5-8 p.m., from Shannon Ridge Subdivision, Floresville, his name is Buster. Call 210-331-8966 if found.
Found: Husky on Hwy. 181 in Floresville near Whataburger. Call 210-997-6010.
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

Chemical treater truck operator wanted, 2 years experience minimum, must have DOT Class A CDL with hazmat and tanker endorsement. Leave a message at 210-259-7646.
Tile Installers helper. 40 to 50 hours per week. Starting wage 10 dollars per hour. Please contact 210 414-6438 for more info leave message
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos





Video Vault ›
Vinyards Funeral Home OBWCN your news your way-subscribeWCN Obituaries
You’ve been granted free access to this subscribers only article.

Obituaries


Robert Avery Jackson


Robert Avery Jackson


E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story
Write a Tribute. Share a Memory.
August 15, 2012
6,216 views
Offer condolences

1914-2012

Robert Avery “Bob” Jackson died peacefully on Friday, July 27, 2012, in the Frank M. Tejeda Texas State Veterans Home in Floresville, Texas, at the age of 97. He was born on Oct. 29, 1914, in Akron, Ohio, to Robert Henderson and Bonna DelClare (nee Gray) Jackson.

He grew up in Elizabeth, attended high schools in Bridgeport, played football, and graduated from Parkersburg, all in West Virginia. Bob and Alma were married in the First Methodist Church in Clarksburg, W.Va., where they began their loving lifetime together. They always enjoyed dancing to the big-band music of that era. He proudly served his country during World War II in the Pacific Theater on the aircraft carrier USS Corregidor.

Bob never met a stranger and was an excellent salesman. He had a successful career in industrial sales with Sinclair, Ohio Oil, Boron, and BP, moving from Clarksburg and Glen Dale, W.Va., to Conneaut Lake and Greensburg, Pa., and eventually retiring in Merritt Island, Fla., in the late ’70s. There, they enjoyed their many friends and their Riverside Presbyterian Church family. Travels in their RV, plus fishing, swimming, crafts, and stained-glass projects filled their days. After Alma’s death in 1996, Bob continued maintaining a household until age 91, when he moved to Argent Court in Jourdanton, Texas, an assisted living facility closer to his family in Floresville. They made him feel right at home. He was content until he fell and broke his hip, resulting in a move to the veterans home four years ago.

He continued to be a member in good standing for more than 50 years in the Hermon Masonic Lodge No. 6 in Clarksburg. One of his career highlights was sponsored by Sinclair Oil. For two years, Bob traveled throughout the United States with and maintained their World’s Fair Dinosaur Exhibit. Golf played a major role in his later years. He and Alma loved working summers at the Clover Leaf Golf Course near Greensburg, Pa.

The family especially wants to thank the entire veterans home staff for their compassionate and nurturing care given our Dad/Grandpa/Great-grandpa during these last four years, and the Odyssey Hospice staff for their help during his final days.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Alma; his stepmother, Virgie; his sisters, Violet and Marjorie; his brother, Paul; his infant son, Robert Sherman; his grandson, Trevor; and his sons-in-law, Tom Reed and Richard Armstrong.

He is survived by his daughters, Sue Armstrong and Bonna Reed; his grandchildren, Jeanne Pitts and husband David, Brian Armstrong and wife Stefanie, Margie Armstrong, Robbie Reed and wife Jami, Garvan Reed and wife Rebecca, Ben Reed and wife Shannon, Dorothy Reed and partner Samantha, and Casey Reed and Amanda; and his great-grandchildren, Jennifer, Nick, and Sara Pitts, Marshall, Morgan, BJ, Aiden, and Ryan Reed, and Lexi Echols, all of Texas.

Interment was held in the Florida Memorial Gardens in Rockledge, Fla., where he was interred in the mausoleum beside Alma.

A memorial will be held on Saturday, Aug. 18, at 10 a.m. in the Frank M. Tejeda Texas State Veterans Home in Floresville, Texas.
 

Your Condolences, Prayers, and Memories


Please share a prayer, memory, or offer your condolences below.


You must be logged in to post a comment.




Not a subscriber?
Subscriber, but no password?
Forgot password?

Obituaries Archives


Annie M. Poenitz (June 22, 2016)
Charles W. Herber Jr. (June 22, 2016)
Erwin A. ‘Sonny’ Reinhard (June 22, 2016)
Esperanza Peña Compian (June 22, 2016)
Florence Rose Coia Burke (June 22, 2016)
Jerry ‘Moon’ Mullen Sr. (June 22, 2016)
Lorraine Christine Thomas (June 22, 2016)
Rosie Deicke Schievelbein (June 22, 2016)
Sara R. Diaz (June 22, 2016)
Selina Bosquez (June 22, 2016)
Stacy Maples Hrna (June 22, 2016)
Andres M. ‘Black’ Ramos Sr. (June 15, 2016)
Byrl H. Hester Jr. (June 15, 2016)
Chonita Flores Carvajal (June 15, 2016)
Claudette Elsie (Thompson) Miller (June 15, 2016)
Emory Carl Rauschhuber (June 15, 2016)
Janice Ann Gutz Tubbs (June 15, 2016)
Margarete Adcock Minica (June 15, 2016)
Marvin Alvin Bieck (June 15, 2016)
Maurice ‘Butch’ Kosub (June 15, 2016)
Richard James Boyle (June 15, 2016)
Robin Rene (Fowler) Braendle (June 15, 2016)
Virgil Bernard Kyrish (June 15, 2016)
Zella Mae McMahon Holmes (June 15, 2016)
Full obituary available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Alene Ruth Carey (June 8, 2016)
Full obituary available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Brett Alan Leondike (June 8, 2016)
Full obituary available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Gloria Gertrude Anderson Duncan (June 8, 2016)
Full obituary available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Jo Ann Bosanko (June 8, 2016)
Full obituary available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Linda Lee P. Scrimpsher (June 8, 2016)
Full obituary available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Margaret G. Thompson (June 8, 2016)
Full obituary available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Michael Wayne Hanson (June 8, 2016)
Full obituary available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Nannie Belle Nethery Glasco (June 8, 2016)
Full obituary available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Paul Edward Lent (June 8, 2016)
Full obituary available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Rev. Edward Marroquin Bernal (June 8, 2016)
Full obituary available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Samuel William Swierc (June 8, 2016)
Full obituary available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Sharon L. McGee (June 8, 2016)
Full obituary available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Stanley Edwin Ahrens (June 8, 2016)
Full obituary available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Darrell Edward Reed (June 1, 2016)
Full obituary available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Jean Marie Deptawa (June 1, 2016)
Full obituary available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Jim Davenport (June 1, 2016)
Full obituary available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Josephine Quinney (June 1, 2016)
Full obituary available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Shirley A. Seanard (June 1, 2016)
WCN Share Your Thoughts
obituary page obituary submission
Voncille Bielefeld homeHeavenly Touch homeAllstate & McBride RealtyTriple R DC Experts

  Copyright © 2007-2016 Wilson County News. All rights reserved. Web development by Drewa Designs.