Mr. Odell “Smiley” Jackson, 77, of Hanks Chapel Rd., Pittsboro, died in his home July 28, 2010 with his family by his side.
Mr. Jackson was born in Sampson County on August 23, 1932, the son of Luby Pete Jackson and Betty Thornton Jackson. He was manager of Burns Exxon in Pittsboro for 38 years. Mr. Jackson was a member of Hanks Chapel United Church of Christ, where he served on the Board of Trustees, as a deacon, an usher, and participated in the Men’s Fellowship. Mr. Jackson served in the US Army during the Korean conflict.
He is survived by his wife, Doris Keck Jackson; sons, Mike Jackson and wife Pam, of Pittsboro, Charles Jackson and wife Diane of Sanford, Tommy Jackson and wife Kim of Phoenix, AZ; daughter, Ruth Jackson Gunter of Pittsboro; daughter-in-law, Sylvia G. Jackson of Pittsboro; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Mr. Jackson was preceded in death by his son Joe and a brother, William L. “Bill” Jackson.
The funeral service for Mr. Jackson will be held at 3:00 pm Sunday at Hanks Chapel United Church of Christ with Pastors Bob Wachs and Ray Gooch presiding. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from
6 – 8 pm Saturday at Hanks Chapel Church, and at other times at the residence.
Memorials may be made to either Hanks Chapel UCC Building Fund, PO Box 366, Pittsboro, NC 27312, or to UNC Hospice, PO Box 1077, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
Online condolences may be sent to www.hallwynne.com, select “Obituaries”.
Arrangements for Mr. Jackson are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service of Pittsboro.