John Arthur Jackson, Sr.

John Arthur Jackson, Sr., 68, of Medford, died Dec. 9, 2007.
He was born Oct. 6, 1939, in El Paso, Texas, to William and Nellie Jackson. The family moved to the area  when he was nine years old. He was a 1958 graduate of Eagle Point High School and attended S.O.U. He served in the U.S. Army (Military Police) from 1961 through 1963.
On May 2, 1964, in Ashland, he married Mary Ellen Mitchell. They had two children. He was an inside sales representative for American Steel & Farwest Steel for 35 years.
He was loving and gentle, and never shied away from lending a helping hand. He was loved by friends and neighbors for his generosity by giving of his time to many "honey-do" projects.
He enjoyed Rving to the coast and through the country, Canada and Mexico. Hobbies included rebuilding Cushman scooters, woodworking, cars, fishing and gardening. He was a member of the Cushman Club of America.
Survivors include his mother, Nellie Jackson, formerly of Eagle Point, now of Medford; his wife of 43 years, Mary Ellen, son John, daughter Julia Skelton, four grandchildren and a brother, Sid Jackson, of Osprey, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his father and a sister, Barbara Layton, of Eagle Point.
The memorial service for Mr. Jackson was held Dec. 15 at Conger-Morris Chapel in Medford. Pastor Jim Larsen of Christian Church of Ashland officiated. Contributions may be made in Mr. Jackson’s memory to St. Vincent De Paul or the Gospel Mission. 

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