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Henry Jackson

June 26, 1923 — June 24, 2014

Henry Charles Jackson Henry Charles Jackson, 91, went to be with the Lord on June 24, 2014 surrounded by his loving wife and family. Henry was born in Laredo, Texas on June 26, 1923 to Henry Liedeke Jackson and Emma Buchhorn Jackson. He attended St. Peter’s Catholic School and graduated from Martin High School in 1941. After graduation he attended Texas A & M University, where in his senior year the entire class was drafted into the Army. He was stationed in Italy and North Africa. Henry was honorably discharged as a Corporal when the war ended. After serving his country, he went to North Texas State University, where he met Bettye Bradley, and their 68 year love affair began. After a short courtship, they were married on July 1, 1946. Henry attended Landig Mortuary School in Houston, Texas receiving his degree in Mortuary Science. He graduated third in his class in May 1947. After graduation, he joined his father in the family business, H. L. Jackson Funeral Home in Laredo, Texas. Henry was very active in the Laredo community. He was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church and Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. He was a member of the Laredo Noon Rotary Club, Laredo Jaycees, Laredo Civic Music Association, and also served as Vice-President and President-Elect of the Washington’s Birthday Association. After selling Jackson Funeral Home, he pursued a career in Real Estate receiving both his real estate and brokers licenses. He worked for John Snyder Realty until he and Bettye decided to move to Kerrville, Texas in 1977. He worked for Sherman Realty Co. in Kerrville and later started his own real estate business, Henry C. Jackson Realty together with his wife, Bettye. He continued to be an active participant in the Kerrville community by joining the Kerrville Rotary Club and was honored as a 50 year Rotarian. He was an active member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, St. Peter’s Men’s Club where he served as Treasurer for many years until the time of his illness. He also served as a Eucharistic Minister at the Kerrville Veteran’s Hospital. Henry was recognized as a member of the Century Club of the Texas A & M Former Students Association. Henry loved to hunt and fish with his sons. He and Bettye enjoyed traveling the country in their motorhome with friends and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Charles Bradley Jackson; parents, Henry & Emma Jackson; brother, Joseph Michael Jackson; and sisters, Katherine Jackson Martin and Elizabeth Ann Jackson Chapman. Henry is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Bettye Bradley Jackson; children, Tina Flores Jackson, Karen Jackson, Robert Craig & Susan Jackson, and John Randall & Suzanne Jackson; grandchildren, Kimberly & Nickolas Garcia, Kelly Marie Jackson, Jennifer & Nathan Matthews, Calvert & Ashley Wallace, Jana & Brian Jonas, and Ashley & Dwight Smith; great-grandchildren, Grant, Lane & Hunter Wallace and Hallie Claire Jonas; sister, Lucille Clark and brother, William “Bill” Jackson and his wife, Pauline; brother-in-law, John Kestler Bradley, Jr. and sister-in-law, Beverly Bradley. He is also survived by his loving friends James A. Mayo, Jr. and William N. Mayo. The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to Oralia Lopez and Maria Real for their constant love and care. We would also like to thank Tina Aleman and Pidgie Stone for their assistance and finally Peterson Hospice, especially Aaron Saul. A visitation will be held on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Hillside Funeral Home Chapel from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Garden Club or Christian Assistance Ministries of Kerrville (CAM). If you would like to sign the guestbook or send private condolences, you may do so at www.hillsidefuneral.com.
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