Paul Jackson Jr., 81 of Joaquin

Paul Jackson Jr., 81, of Joaquin, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2018, in Center.


Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, June 4, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Randall Smith of Paxton United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will follow at Willow Grove Cemetery in Joaquin.


Mr. Jackson was born May 22, 1937, in Shelbyville, to Paul Allan Jackson Sr. and Annie Ruth Stevens Jackson.  He retired from the US Marine Corps and was a member of VFW Post 8904 for twenty years.  His hobbies included hunting, travelling, and spending time with his family.


He is survived by

Wife: Carolyn Jackson of Joaquin, Texas



David Jackson and spouse, Glen, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Vicki Goings of Jacksonville, North Carolina

Patti Soto of Jasper, Indiana

Terri Nugent and husband, Robert, of Joaquin, Texas



Kerri Allan and Aaron Allen of Portland, Oregon

Jayme Durham and husband, Dexter, of Timpson, Texas

Michelle Essex of Ponca City, Oklahoma

Lauren Gaddy of Joaquin, Texas

Cpl. Ryan Hanks of Camp LeJeune, North Carolina


Great Grandchildren:

Alandria Gentry

Trey Davis

Brianna Hickman

Santino Perez

Amiyah Soto

Tyler Lane

Destinee Morris

Kadence Morris

Sophia Fearnow

Isabel Soto

Kiersten Richards

Scarlett Sumstine


Great Great Granddaughter: Kourtlynn Gentry



Dan Jackson of Springhill, Louisiana

James Jackson of Tenaha, Texas

Judith Adams and husband, Hollie, of Tenaha

Sheila Wiggins and husband, Chuck, of Shreveport, Louisiana


Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends


Preceded in death by

Grandchildren: Shane Essex, Jeremy Essex, Daryl Essex, Randy Essex, Ramon Soto, Addison Perez

Great Grandsons: Ramon Soto Jr., Bradley Kent Richards

Parents: Paul and Annie Ruth Jackson

Brother: Raymond Jackson


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 6675-8517, 877.832.6997,, and Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, Florida 33131,


Pallbearers will be Erick Wiggins, Jonathan Eubanks, Joe Adams, Kevin Blackmon, Randy Jackson and Raymond Jackson.


The family would wish to thank The Veterans Administration, Nacogdoches Medical Center and Holiday Nursing Facility.  They appreciate the staff and their invaluable assistance in our time of grief.


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