LONGVIEW, Texas - Charles Wesley Jackson, 99, died Oct. 11, 2007, at Buckner Westminster Place in Longview, Texas.
Born Jan. 28, 1908, in Charleston, Mo., to the late Jody and Maude Jackson, he began farming with his father at 6 years of age. He left the farm at age 16 and moved to Evansville, Ind., to work on the Ford assembly line and also worked in a furniture factory. At age 19, he moved to Houston, where he began his career as a furniture salesman, and then as credit manager at Stower's Furniture Co. Also he worked for Sinclair Refinery during World War II then for Suniland Furniture Co. as a manager of their warehouses. An active member of the Baptist Church, he was Sunday School superintendent and usher as well as on multiple committees including chairman of pulpit committees.
On March 15, 1930, he married Freddie Mae Rausheck, who preceded him in death.
Also one grandson, Greg Smith of Houston preceded him in death.
Survivors include: two daughters and sons-in-law, Bobbie and Budd Allen of Sun Lakes, Ariz., and Gloria and Weldon McElreath of Holly Lake Ranch; three sisters, Ella Moore and Frances Slaten of Charleston and Evelyn Sanders of Sikeston, Mo.; and four grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Restland Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Restland Memorial Park.
Funeral information courtesy of McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.