|Birth: ||Feb. 8, 1936|
|Death: ||Nov. 5, 2008|
Dan Robert Jackson, 72, an aeronautical engineer, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008, in Arlington.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday in Wade Family Funeral Home Chapel, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington, with the Rev. Bart McDonald officiating. Interment: Emerald Hills Memorial Park, Kennedale. Visitation: The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Wade Family Funeral Home.
Dan was born Feb. 8, 1936, in Webb City, Mo., to Robert Floyd Jackson and Freida Fetzer Jackson. He graduated from the University of Colorado in 1957 with a BSAE. His 42-year career in the aerospace industry spanned 1957 to 1999. Dan married his wife, Margaret, in 1957. They had just celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary and took their last trip together.
He loved baseball and coached his son David's team for seven years. Dan instilled the importance of education in both his children and fully supported and helped get both through college. The absolute light of his life were his grandchildren.
He thoroughly enjoyed his friendships he made at the Cracker Barrel in south Arlington and Tate Springs Baptist Church, where he and Margaret were members. Dan enjoyed traveling to see family and friends. He and Margaret traveled to all 50 states and visited all of the presidential libraries.
Dan was preceded in death by his father, Robert Floyd Jackson, and sister, Marvella Jackson.
Survivors: Wife, Margaret Jackson of Arlington; son, David Jackson and wife, Laura, of Arlington; daughter, Janet Newhouse Klosterman and husband, Tony, of Flower Mound; mother, Freida Jackson of Joplin, Mo.; sister, Irene Cummins of Carthage, Mo.; brother, Marvin Jackson of Joplin, Mo.; and grandchildren, Robert Newhouse, Kayla Klosterman, Amelia Jackson and Olivia Jackson.
Published in the Star-Telegram on 11/7/2008
Robert F. Jackson (1912 - 1993)
Frieda Melita Fetzer Jackson (1914 - 2015)
Margaret Ann Lashmet Jackson (1939 - 2013)*
Dan Robert Jackson (1936 - 2008)
Marvella M Jackson (1946 - 1953)*
Emerald Hills Memorial Park
Created by: Tim Hawkins
Record added: Nov 07, 2008
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