Jacky Jackson died Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Houston, Texas. He was 81.
He was born Jan. 20, 1934, to Newton and Leona Jackson of Paonia. He grew up in Paonia and attended Colorado School of Mines in Golden on a full academic scholarship. He received a master's degree in geological engineering.
Upon graduation he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers before beginning his professional career with Cities Service Oil Company in Houston, Texas. After 14 years with Cities Service he continued his career in oil and gas exploration with his longtime business partner, Cecil Hollis.
Mr. Jackson enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing, being a father, spending time with family and friends, coaching his children's baseball and softball teams, and teasing those he loved.
He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Dorothy Jackson; his children, Brenda Millen and Scott (Missy) Jackson; three grandchildren; a brother, Randy Jackson; sister-in-law, Celia Feinstein; and extended family.
He was preceded in death by his first wife of 41 years, DeLora Jackson.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Houston Hospice, 1905 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030, or to the American Heart Institute, 19099-B Stonelake Blvd., Suite 320, Austin, TX 78759.