Preston “Tex” Jackson, 79, a former Baker County resident, died as the result of a stroke on Aug. 1, 2001, at Oklahoma City.

His graveside funeral was Aug. 3 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Edmond, Okla. Elder Allen Daniels, pastor of the Primitive Baptist Church of Tuttle, Okla., officiated. Arrangements were under the direction of the Baggerly Funeral Home.

Mr. Jackson was born on June 12, 1922, at Duncan, Okla., to James P. and Elizabeth Foster Jackson. After he was honorably discharged from military service, he married Nadine Marrow on Oct. 1, 1943. They would have been married 58 years this October.

Soon after their marriage, the couple moved to Oregon where they lived for 40 years in and around Ontario, Baker City and Huntington. Mr. Jackson loved the hills and mountains of Oregon. He and his wife spent much time hunting and fishing in the state’s streams and lakes. He was lovingly known by his friends and neighbors as “Tex.”

Mr. Jackson spent most of his working career in law enforcement. He retired from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission in 1975.

In 1989, he and his wife moved to Oklahoma to be near much of his family. There they spent the last few years of their married life together, enjoying numerous visits from their children, grandchildren and his wonderful nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by all.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Albert and Frank Jackson; and a sister.

Survivors include his wife, Nadine Jackson of Edmond, Okla.; a son, Hershel Jackson of Edmond, Okla; a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Ken Cavin of Edmond, Okla.; a brother, Jewel Jackson of Longview, Texas; two sisters, Altia Wade of Abernathy, Texas, and Lorene Hill of Westville, Okla.; four grandchildren, Desi Stout, Ashley Cavin, Jessica Jackson and Rebecca Jackson; and one great-grandchild (his namesake), Preston Charles Stout, of whom he was very proud.

Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, August 22, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor