|Birth: ||Jan. 10, 1936|
|Death: ||Oct. 12, 2009|
Robert G. Jackson "Bobby" -- Born January 10, 1936, died Monday, October 12, 2009, in a local hospice facility. Bobby was a longtime resident of Mobile, AL. He loved his family, his Catholic faith, the University of Alabama, and his numerous friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Della Mae and John Franklin Jackson; and a brother, Herbert Hilton Jackson. Bobby is survived by his wife, Que Sibley Jackson; four children, Gerry Jackson (Julianne), John Franklin Jackson, Adele Bullock, and Margaret Mary Shaw (William); six grandchildren, Bobby Jackson, Cecilia Jackson, Catherine Bullock, Sarah Bullock, Jackson Shaw, and Augusta Shaw, all of Mobile; two sisters, Ruby Hance of Magnolia Springs, AL and Mary BeFriese of Mobile, AL; and numerous nieces and nephews. Bobby graduated from Murphy High School where he played football, baseball, basketball and ran track. He was a high school All American in football. He attended the University of Alabama on a football scholarship and played on Coach Paul Bryant's first team at the University. He played in the College All Star Game, the Senior Bowl and the Blue-Gray All Star Game. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. He played for the Philadelphia Eagles on their 1960 World Championship team and later also played for the Chicago Bears. After his football career, Bobby worked for Shell Oil Company for 10 years. He then worked for WKSJ radio until he retired in 2006, after 23 years of service. While in radio, he participated on the "My Blood Runs Crimson" sports show. Bobby was active in the Red Elephant Club, Retired NFL Players Association, Mardi Gras Society, and a member of the Mobile Sports Hall of Fame. Private family burial services will be held in Magnolia Cemetery. A memorial mass will be held from St. Ignatius Catholic Church on Friday, October 16, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. in the Marian Center. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the University of Alabama Athletic Department or St. Ignatius Catholic Church. Arrangements by RADNEY FUNERAL HOME, 3155 Dauphin St. Ext., Mobile, AL 36606. Published in Press-Register on October 14, 2009
Created by: Lisa Enochs Davison
Record added: Oct 15, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43116450
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