Donald Wayne Jackson, Sr. age 75, of Cranfills Gap, passed away on February 22, 2021 in Waco, Texas.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at Lawson Funeral Home at 7:00 P.M.
Don was born January 14th, 1946 in White Oak Mississippi to Louis Mullen and Thomas Jackson. He loved hunting, fishing and the outdoors in all of its glory. Some of his favorite things to do were to travel, go to casinos, take long scenic drives with his wife and work with his tractors. He would sometimes stay out on the tractor all day. He loved the ranch life! Although he worked in big cities for many years as a Master plumber, he was a country boy at heart. Young and old alike were drawn to him, he never met a stranger. With his generous heart, sense of humor, infectious laugh, bright eyes and a smile that would light up a room. He loved to laugh, make up jokes and silly rhymes which kept us all entertained for hours. He also gave the best hugs!
He was a family man who loved his family with all his heart. He, with his wife of 53 years, raised two wonderful children who he adored and his grandchildren and great grandchildren were his pride and joy.
Don was preceded in death by his parents Lois Mullen and Thomas Jackson; his brothers Bobby and Jerry Jackson.
He is survived by his loving wife Barbara Jackson, son Donald Wayne Jackson Jr and partner Kristina Pretzsch; daughter Shelley Jean Jackson and 2nd mother Lucille Jackson. Grandchildren: Kaleb Wayne Jackson and wife Alissa; Kendal Shane Jackson and wife Grace: Kolton Blayne Jackson and wife Tiffany. Great grandchildren; Kallie Brynn Jackson, Kimber Jolene Jackson and Sawyer Case Jackson. Sisters: Mavis Gram, Jennelle Hammond, Linda Kelly and Tammy Purvis, Brothers: Thomas Jackson and wife Scottie; Micheal Jackson and wife Tammy, He is also survived by numerous relatives and dear friends. Don will be dearly missed by all!
Arrangements were made by Lawson Funeral Home, Meridian, Texas- 254-435-2792.