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Bruce Richard Jackson, 75, of Wake Forest, passed away Wednesday morning, April 25, 2018 at home surrounded by his family. Mr. Jackson was born in Passaic, New Jersey to the late Daniel Boone Jackson and Julia Onufer Jackson.
Mr. Jackson served as an aircraft mechanic with the US Navy and US Air Force during the Vietnam War and later retired from Eastern Airlines after 20 years. A man of many interest and talents, including building the house that he shared with his family, carving a walking stick or simply sharing his talents with others. His love for his family never took a back seat and he will be greatly missed.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 o’clock, Monday morning, May 7, 2018 at Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic Church. A Green Burial service will follow at Pine Forest Memorial Gardens and the family suggests guest wear appropriate shoes.
Mr. Jackson is survived by his wife of 54 years, Kathryn Fallon Jackson; daughters, Julia Iden & husband Scott of Wake Forest, Donna Bell & husband Larry of Rolesville, Samantha Bishop & husband Robert of Wake Forest and Paddy Jordan & husband Scott of Franklinton; sister, Jane Laub & husband Arthur of New Jersey; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in Bruce’s name to SAFE Haven for Cats at 8431-137 Garvey Drive, Raleigh, NC 27616 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142 Memphis, TN 38148-0142.
Friends may visit with the family from 5:00-7:00 PM, Sunday evening, May 6, 2018 at Clancy Strickland Wheeler Funeral Home, Wake Forest, NC. (919)556-7400
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