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Wayne Edward Jackson

06/24/1940 - 05/10/2013

Obituary for Wayne Edward Jackson

Mr. Wayne Jackson of Fairburn passed May 10, 2013.

Celebration of life for Mr. Wayne Edward Jackson, of Fairburn, Georgia, formerly of San Angelo, Texas, will be held Saturday, May 18, 2013 11:00 a.m. at Greater St. Paul AME Church, 217 W. 3rd St., San Angelo, TX, Rev. Patricia Chenault Pastor, Rev. Charles Gates, officiating. Interment will follow at Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens directed by Adams & Starks Funeral Home, San Angelo, Texas (325) 655-5262.

Local viewing will be Wednesday, May 15, 2013 from 12:00 Noon – 6:00 PM at Grissom-Clark Funeral Home. 404-373-3191.

Mr. Wayne Edward Jackson “Pork Chop” (as he is affectionately called) was born on June 24, 1940 in Caldwell, Texas to the late William A. Jackson, Sr. and Warlene Marshall Jackson. He was the fourth of six children born to this union of love. On May 10, 2013 Wayne “Pork Chop” peacefully departed this life to reunite with his precious wife Odessa Jackson, loving mother Warlene Jackson, father William A. Jackson, Sr., and baby sister Mary Huyler into God’s Garden with his family by his side. He resided in Fairburn, Georgia with his loving sister Bernice and caring generous brother-in-law, Benjamin. Wayne graduated from San Angelo High School. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army on February 10, 1961 where he worked as a medic specialist and received an Armed Forces Expeditionary (Vietnam), Army Air Medal. He served his country five years and seven months of Honorable service. Wayne was a Specialist E-5. Upon his return to San Angelo, Texas he was employed as a surgical nurse at Shannon Memorial Hospital for thirty five years of service. He loved his career and his life was the operating room. He was the life of the OR. Wayne was married to the late Odessa McClain. Even though “Pork Chop” had no biological children of his own, his nieces and nephews were his children and he loved them dearly. Wayne leaves to cherish his memory his loving sisters and brothers, Juanita Jackson of San Angelo, Texas; William A. (Shirley) Jackson, Jr. of Obetz, Ohio; Bernice J. (Benjamin) Grooms of Fairburn, Georgia; James R. (Estelle) Jackson of Waco, Texas. “Pork Chop also leaves to cherish his memory and wisdom fifteen nieces and nephews, a host of great nieces and nephews (or crumb snatchers as he called them), cousins, other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please send all donations in memory of Wayne E. Jackson to: Southern Crescent Hospital for Specialty Care 11 Upper Riverdale Road, 6th Floor Riverdale, GA 30274

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