OBITUARY

Bobbie Joe Jackson

December 30, 1922October 7, 2020

Bobbie Joe Jackson, 97, of Odessa, Texas, passed away on October 7, 2020.

Bob Jackson was born in Carbon, Texas on December 30, 1922 to the late Archie Jackson and Jewell Jackson. He entered into the army June 1943 and was discharged in March 1946. He also graduated from Hardin Simmons University.

He worked as a chemist for Phillips Petroleum for 37 years. Bob volunteered his time to the hospital auxiliary at Medical Center and at First Baptist Church in Odessa, Texas. Bob is survived by his brother Drew Dan Jackson and wife, Bertie Jackson of Cisco Texas. Sisters Betty Jackson of Dallas, Texas and Pat Sims of Graham, Texas. And several nieces, great nieces and great- great nieces as well nephews, great nephews and great-great nephews.

Bob is preceded in death by his Parents, Archie and Jewell Jackson, Brothers, Leland Jackson, and Lavern Jackson, Dwain Jackson, Heppy Jackson, Sister, Lou Ann Griffith, Niece, Jill Naill and Nephew Greg Sims

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, October 12, 2020

  • Graveside

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020

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JD Drgac

October 12, 2020

Bobbie Joe Jackson (Known to the Odessa Optimist Club as
Bobbie Jackson) was a member of The Odessa Optimist Club being recognized as our oldest member at the age of 97 and service for 63 years, joining on April 1, 1957. He served as Secretary-Treasurer from October 1, 1993 - September 30, 1994 and President from October 1, 1944 - September 30, 1995.
He had a fully paid Life Membership purchased in 1995.
Bobby was a loyal member always volunteering to work on the many projects of the club.
We offer our sympathy to the family and he will be missed in
The Odessa Optimist Club.
J. D. Drgac
Secretary-Treasurer

Merry Worley

October 12, 2020

Mr. Bob. I will miss you. I will miss your sweet smiling face that met me every time I saw you at church. I'll miss the jaunty way you carried yourself and those great handshakes and hugs. I already miss the times in the old sanctuary when every Sunday you passed the offering plate in front of the orchestra and we always made eye contact with a smile. You are a keeper! And I will keep you in my heart as you sing with my Mom and Dad, with Mel Goodgame, Marilyn Brewer, Nell and Gaylen Rainey, Bob and Mary Leigh Mims, Bert and Dorothy Mann...all our old friends who are singing in that heavenly choir we're all looking forward to. God bless you, Mr. Bob I will always remember you.

Leticia Rankin

October 11, 2020

My thoughts and prayers to the family. & such peace that my friend, Bob is in heaven. I met Bob at our church, FBC during our work out mornings. He was such a sweetheart, always so kind and smiling. He always had so much to chat about while we moved from one work out station to the next. I looked forward to seeing him and getting the chance to talk. He made me laugh often with his jokes and funny stories. When I saw him on Sunday mornings he was always visiting and laughing with his friends but no matter what, he always set time aside to hug me and talk. His love for Christ was visible and unashamedly, I admired him for that. Some of his favorite stories were about his time working at Phillips. I’ll miss you my friend and thank you for always being so kind every time we saw each other. You were a huge blessing when I got to see you & I should’ve told you more often! I can’t wait to see you and hug you in heaven one day!

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