April 25, 1942 ~ March 30, 2016
Wallace Jackson, Sr. was born in Emory, Texas April 25, 1942 to Haywood and Gracie Jackson. A family man with integrity and honor, he fought until his last days. Still protecting and covering his clan, he decided he would wait until his family left the hospital before he would meet his master. Wallace was taught at an early age by his father how to become a provider for his family. Wallace's only job was with Shannon and Monk for 52 years. Wallace married Ruthie Jean (Sis) Hunter on July 25, 1961. Married 54 years plus he did it right. Wallace is survived by his wife Ruthie Jackson and four children: Pamela Ford, Wanda Brown, Christopher Jackson (Tamara) and Wallace Jackson, Jr. (Kimbo). He had 15 grandchildren and 7 great grandkids, two Godsons and two Goddaughters. He also leaves one brother, Otha Jackson of Emory Texas; 3 sisters: Anna Pickrom, Helen Smith (Willie Lee), Nellie Summerfield (Robert) from Greenville, and a host of nieces and nephews. From 1959-2012, Wallace continuously worked with Bill Shannon and Monk. He built the first cablebridge in the state of Texas (Manchaca). His last two bridges were built in Comfort, Texas in 2012 (information found in archive building in Comfort, Texas). Special thanks to : Gentiva Hospice and Oncology San Antonio.
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