James Wesley Jackson Jr.,79, died October 29th, 2022 at 2:30PM after a long fight with Dementia. Jim, as he was called, was born in downtown Fort Worth, TX on June 21, 1943 to Dorothy V. Butler and James Wesley Jackson Sr., who are now both deceased. He had a sister who was older, Linda A. Crouch, and a younger brother Rodger D. Jackson, who are both deceased. Jim graduated from Amon Carter Riverside High School in Fort Worth, TX where he met the love of his life, Dorothy Jean Pate in 1960. December 21, 2022 would have been their 60th anniversary. After high school, Jim joined the Navy and after coming back from boot camp, they married and moved to California where he was stationed for Radio School. Learning Morse Code was a cinch for him, and he really enjoyed it as he continued it once out of the Navy. After school, he was stationed on the U.S.S. Wasp CVS-18 in Boston, Mass. as a radioman ending the next three years as RM3 Rank E-4. He loved that job. He also has a hand in the Gemini recovery mission. He even once patched a call between the Captain and President Johnson. After serving in the Navy, they moved back to Texas. Jim got a job at General Dynamics, now called Lockheed Martin and worked there 39+ years.
He's leaving behind wife Dorothy Jean Jackson of Alvarado, daughter Brenda Blotz of Alvarado, and sons DeWayne D. Jackson of Mancos, CO, Dennie R. Jackson of Alvarado, and Tony G. Cornum of Lewisville, TX; also including 8 Grandkids and 10 Great Grandkids.
The Visitation will be held at CKV Funeral Home on Thursday, Nov. 3rd from 5pm-7pm, Funeral Service at CKV Funeral Home on Friday, Nov. 4th at 10AM, and a private family Interment will be held at the DFW National Cemetery on November 10th.