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Richard Dwight Jackson

January 11, 1943 –
 April 24, 2022


Born in Athens, Texas, on January 11, 1943 was called home to our Lord on April 24, 2022. He was lovingly known by his family as Poppa, Pop and Tootsie.

He was preceded in death by his parents Herschal and Mabel Jackson, his brothers Herschal and Dan Jackson and his sister Kathleen Thun.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years Mary Jackson, son and daughter-in-law Jeffrey and Janet Jackson, grandchildren Chris, Christy, Jack and Jillian, great grandchildren Presley and Grayson, brother Kenneth Jackson, sister Melba Pelley, sister Annamary McGill along with numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Richard served in the U.S. Army at Fort Sill, Oklahoma from 1961 until 1964. He considered his service to his country an honor. He and Mary were married in 1961. After an honorable discharge from the Army, they moved to Farmers Branch, Texas. Richard was a believer in Jesus, loved his family and his country. He spent 25 years working for Purex and 8 years working for Johnson Controls before working for and retiring from Toro Corporation.

He loved the outdoors his entire life. He spent time fishing and hunting and had a love of all sports… mostly the game of baseball. He was an avid fan of the Texas Rangers. He was able to share that passion with others by coaching several seasons of his son’s and oldest grandson’s baseball teams.

Services will be held at North Dallas Funeral Home on Friday, April 29, 2022. Viewing will begin at 11:00 am and the services will begin at Noon. Internment will take place at a later date at the D-FW National Cemetery

    Melba Pelley
    13 Oct 2022

    Many Happy and Loving memories of my brother
    Richard. As we lost our parents at a young age, Richard always made sure his younger sisters had fun summers.

    Karen Nolan
    13 Oct 2022

    My sincerest condolences to Mary, Jeff & Janet, Jack, Jill and Chris. Richard was such a sweet man & he and Mary were the perfect couple. All of you are in my thoughts & prayers through this most difficult time. Rest in peace Richard.

    Joyce Tilley
    13 Oct 2022

    Love and prayers with you all. I know my dad with miss their “solving the world” phone calls. Uncle Richard has his key to his mansion now and Praising Jesus. Love, Joyce

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"The unexpected passing of my husband was a very difficult and trying time for my boys and I. I had the good fortune of having Abel walk us thru this process. Working with him was such a weight off my shoulders. He was professional, so polite and helpful. The service was beautiful – never did I feel rushed or like just another customer. They gave me the time I needed and I appreciate that so much! Also Mr. Brooks took special care of my husband as he is a fellow mason. I would highly recommend working with Abel and North Dallas Funeral Home."
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"Everyone at North Dallas Funeral Home was very professional, kind, and caring, in all steps of the process from the first phone call to the service held at their location. They help to make the process as easy and comforting in my opinion as to be expected, I would recommend their service to anyone. Thank You to everyone who helped me and my family. Sincerely,"
Jason H.Dallas, TX
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"As soon as the call was made to Mr. Wayne Baxter all of my brothers final needs were taken care of. They walked me through what to expect the timeline and even dealt with the cemetery and the grave diggers. I was a hot mess due to my brothers sudden and unexpected passing. The experience was seamless and made it easy for my brother’s friends and family to say their last goodbyes. They even had the size to accommodate such a large group that showed up . The package deals that they offered were cost-effective and didn’t break my bank account. They included extras and accommodations that other funeral homes charged extra for. All the staff was amazing including Mr. Don Dodd . I can not thank them enough for all their help."
The Gillilands
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Dear John,

It was such a nice pleasure to meet you, and what you had planned for my father just took my breath away. It was so special to hear you tell us how he would just come over to talk with you. I think it brought him much comfort. Tha you for putting that Air Force article of him on your website. I am going to have a replica made of the painting of his plane to give you.

Thank you again for all you have done to honor our dad.

Love, The Gillilands


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