Donald Mitchell Jackson Sr.


Donald Mitchell Jackson, Sr.

Funeral services for Donald Mitchell Jackson, Sr., 60, of Wells, Texas, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 8, 2008, in the Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dave Sarver and Bro. Richard Owen officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Donald was born August 20, 1947, in Colbert County, Alabama to the late Alice Catherine (Crittenden) and Marvin Wesley Jackson.  He died Friday, July 4, 2008, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Jasper County.

Donald had resided in Wells most of his life.  He was retired from Atco Structures.  He loved his family, his country and his motorcycle.  Donald served his country as a Spec 4 in the U.S. Army, serving in Vietnam from 1969 to 1970.  He was a member of the 101st Airborne's "Screaming Eagles," 3rd Platoon, 3rd Squad, 2nd 327 Infantry.  Donald was a member of Brothers Keeper Church in Bald Hill.

Survivors include his wife, D. Lee Jackson of Wells; daughter, Stacie Jackson of Wells; sons and daughters-in-law, Roy and Julie Jackson of Central, Donald, Jr., and Sigrid Jackson of Frankfurt, Germany, Dakota Jackson, Kegan Sessions, Jordan Sessions and Nathanial Sessions, all of Wells; brothers and sisters-in-law, Hillard Jackson of Wells, Gary and Joyce Jackson of Pollok, Doyle and Joyce Jackson of Douglass, and Howell and Marcelle Jackson of Lufkin; grandchildren, Katharina, Christopher, Benjamin, Victoria, Ashley, Christina, Wesley and Arrianna; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Mr. Jackson was preceded in death by his parents and by two brothers, Odell and Terry Jackson.

Pallbearers will be Howell Jackson II., Robert Grimes, Jason Pierce, Gary Jackson, Jr., Cody Jackson and Jason Jackson.

Honorary pallbearer is A.W. Wright.

Memorial contributions may be made to Brothers Keeper Church, P.O. Box 1284, Lufkin, Texas 75902.

The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home.

Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors