Preston Aubrey Jackson was born 12/31/1948 in Lubbock TX. To Archie and Annie Jackson. He graduated into eternity on May 8th, 2021.
Preston is survived by his wife Merrie of the home and sons Clayton (Jennifer) Jackson of Mammoth Springs AR., Joshua (Danielle) Jackson of Seneca MO. and daughters: Celestial (Andy) Hahn of New Braunsfel TX., Mellicent (Chad) Crain of Russellville, AR. and Heather (Kevin) Williams of Sparkman AR.
He is also survived by his sisters Karla Insco and JoAnn Wallace of Bedford TX.
Preston loved his 19 Grand-Children: Tori Jackson, Katie Jackson, Jon Jackson, Sammie Lopez, Gabbie Lopez, Marsha Partain, Chance Hahn, Heather Hahn, Mark Hahn, Emily Hahn Prado, Devin Hahn, Carly Hahn, Jackson Crain, Addison Crain, Tiffany Williams, Bethany Williams, Kevin Williams, Evan Davidson and Luke Davidson and his great-grand-children: Cody Hahn, Summer Prado and Ellany Prado.
While attending South Plains College he earned an Associates Degree in Fire Science Technology and one in criminal justice and met the love of his life, his wife Merrie.
Preston was always looking to serve and better others. He selflessly volunteered to serve his country in the Vietnam War. Achieving the rand of E-6 Staff Sargent.
Upon his return he continued to serve and protect his community by serving as Airforce Rescue-man as a DOD Civilian at Reece AFB, TX. and for the Levelland Texas Fire Department. He would continue his education and graduated with a Bachelor’s and Masters degree in Theology.
He then moved to his next role working in multiple children’s home and ministry positions in Texas and Arkansas including working as a work coach at Boone County Special Services. After retirement, he was a volunteer for the Army Corps of Engineers at Table Rock Lake Dam and was a member of the Hollister Church of Christ in Hollister MO.
His infectious personality left a lasting impression on everyone he met…and he never met a stranger.
Celebration of life arrangements are pending and will be posted here when available.
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