Larry Gene Jackson
June 8, 1951 – January 12, 2021
Larry Gene Jackson was born on June 8, 1951 and passed away on January 12, 2021 and is under the care of Baggerley Funeral Home.
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Larry Gene Jackson
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January 15, 2021
2 years separated by a dash. That dash is important in letting one know the life lived. Few people know my dad has been battling AML (acute myloid leukemia). After almost 20 months he passed. Now is the time to remember his dash and the good times he brought to many.
I was lucky to be his primary caretaker, along with my family, as he had many appointments to various doctors and labwork.
In June we added a wonderful hospice team to the mix that truly cared for him and his interests. In the end it was me by his side holding his hand as he took his last breathes as hospice assured me he was at peace and comfortable. I am thankful for those who have reached out and shared kind words and memories. We are truly blessed.
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Hail the traveler
January 13, 2021
I've known Larry for over 50 years. We grew up in a small town on west Texas. Everyone knew everyone. After high school, Larry joined the Air Force and served 20 years. He had duty stations both overseas and domestic. After retiring from the military he remained in Oklahoma City. He did long haul driving for Feed the Children for several years. Listening to his stories of the need and how the smallest gesture of kindness was both welcomed and mistrusted could bring tears. He told of setting up and waiting for local officials and entertainment to arrive. The crowd had come early for a place in line, most without bringing food or water. They opened a trailer full of chips and water. When the drivers handed a large bag of chips and water to every person, the children began bringing theirs back. The crowd could not grasp there was enough for everyone and as Larry put it the drivers were touched by hungry thirsty children giving their share back. Larry had a feed the children heart. He helped where there was a need. I have never had a closer friend. I am honored to call him a brother.