Chester Jackson Obituary
 
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Chester Jackson

June 15, 1921 - April 15, 2011
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Chester Jackson, Sr., 89, passed away April 15, 2011. Chester Windell Jackson, Sr., was born on June 15, 1921, in Kingfisher, Oklahoma. He was the eighth child of eleven children born to Logan Andrew and Gertrude Elizabeth Stewart Jackson. He was preceded in death by his parents; his siblings, Herbert Henry, Ruben Taylor, Georgianna Melessia, Inez Naomi, Logan Andrew Junior, Geneva Elizabeth, Luther William and Elsia Genora. Mr. Jackson graduated from Douglass High School in 1941. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a Crane Operator, loading and unloading ships in the European Theater. Thereafter, Chester, who learned...
Chester Jackson, Sr., 89, passed away April 15, 2011. Chester Windell Jackson, Sr., was born on June 15, 1921, in Kingfisher, Oklahoma. He was the eighth child of eleven children born to Logan Andrew and Gertrude Elizabeth Stewart Jackson. He was preceded in death by his parents; his siblings, Herbert Henry, Ruben Taylor, Georgianna Melessia, Inez Naomi, Logan Andrew Junior, Geneva Elizabeth, Luther William and Elsia Genora. Mr. Jackson graduated from Douglass High School in 1941. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a Crane Operator, loading and unloading ships in the European Theater. Thereafter, Chester, who learned bricklaying from his father and grandfather, joined the Bricklayers Union in 1949. Chester married his wife in 1947, and moved to Pueblo, Colorado. Chester and family joined the Eighth Street Baptist Church; and soon after helped build the New Hope Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and the corner stone bears his name. He built Bethlehem Baptist Church. He was the foreman for the masons who built East and South High Schools. Chester then started Jackson and Sons Masonry, which built numerous schools, restaurants, businesses and custom homes. Chester Jackson was a member of the international Bricklayers Union Local #2. He was also a member of J.H. McNeil Post 163 and Eureka Lodge #2. Chester was a Disabled WWII Veteran with 3 Bronze Stars. He is survived by five children, Chester W. Jackson, Jr., Larry (Gesook) Jackson, Michael (Sandra) Jackson, Kent S. Jackson, Judy C. Jackson; eleven grandchildren, Tahesha, Lakiya, Michaela, Lorra, Lloyd, Jay, Javita, Danielle, Christopher, Shirley and Stephanie; nine great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Irving and Calvin Jackson. Viewing will be 3-7 p.m., Thursday, at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be 2 p.m., Friday, April 22, 2011, at New Hope Baptist Church, 1229 W. 18th Street. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Please visit Chester's memorial at www.tgmccarthy.com.

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