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Robert Jackson, Jr. was born Friday, July 31, 1936 to Rosa B. (Luckey) and Robert Jackson, Sr. in Marion, Alabama. He went to be with the Lord on Friday, October 19, 2018,
Robert graduated from Lincoln High School. After high school he relocated to Fort Wayne, Indiana; he met and married Mary Louise Crenshaw. He furthered his education by attending Ivy Tech Community College. He received an Associate's Degree in Electronics. His love for electronics lead him to become an entrepreneur fixing televisions. He was employed by the City of Fort Wayne. He worked at the City County Building as the head of maintenance.
Robert accepted Christ as his Savior and joined Providence Missionary Baptist Church. He attended faithfully up until his health began to fail. He loved to play basketball, dominos, fishing, gardening and dancing. He loved listening to the Blues and Gospel music. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He also had quite a few nicknames which include the following: Sunny Boy, Uncle Baldie and his favorite Junk Yard Dog.
Today and for many days to come Robert will be remembered by his wife, Mary L. Jackson; sons, daughters; brothers, James (Dorothy) Jackson, Roosevelt Jackson, and Eddie (Minnie) Jackson; sisters, Gladys Essex, Martha Wright, Elizabeth Turner; 20 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren;
He was preceded in death by his son, Donald Edward Jackson; parents; Robert Sr. and Rosa B. Jackson; brothers, Leroy Jackson and Henry Jackson; sisters, Dorothy Brown, Rosa Shelton; granddaughter, Desiree Jackson; niece, Sandra R. Jackson; great nephew, Jerry Coleman.
Burial in Covington Memorial Gardens