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Otha Lee Jackson

Otha Lee JacksonOtha Lee Jackson, age 82, of Emory, passed away Sunday, September 4, 2016, at his home. Funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, September 10, at 11:00 AM, at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. R. R. Martin and Rev. Bobby Thomas officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at 10:00 AM. Burial will be at Prairie Grove Cemetery.

Otha Lee Jackson also known as “Pill”, “Gus”, and “Pilican” was born on May 3, 1934, in Emory, to Haywood and Gracie Givens Jackson.  He married Betty Jean Boyd in Lone Oak on February 15, 1954.  To this 50 year union was born six wonderful children.  Mr. Jackson worked hard most all of his life doing highway construction work.  He was a member of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church in Lone Oak.

Pall Bearers: Tony Jackson, Ivory Jackson, Lynn Jackson, Jerry Jackson, Eric Jackson and Johnny Jackson;

Honorary Pall Bearers: Acie Tell; Dennis Jackson, Wallace Jackson, Jr. and Otae Jackson;

Survivors include:
Daughters: Jeletha Boyd of Point and Sherry Ann Hunter (Acie) of Emory;
Sons: Otha Lee Jackson, Jr. (Sherri) of Missouri, TX and Timothy Earl Jackson of Emory;
Sisters: Annie Pickrom of Emory and Nellie Summerfield (Robert) of Greenville; Grandchildren: 10;
Great-grandchildren: 22;
Special Friend: Mildred Avery of Canton;
Numerous other loving family and friends;

Preceded by: Parents; Wife: Betty Jean Boyd Jackson on October 12, 2004; Son: Larry Ceal Jackson in 1988; Daughter: Valerie Deneen Canady in 2012; Brothers: John Allen Jackson, Leroy Jackson, Jessie Jackson and Wallace Jackson; Sisters: Hannah Porter, Latisha McMillan, Betty Heard and Dorothy Helen Smith

Author: Staff Reporter

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