June 15, 1921 – April 15, 2011
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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April 25, 2011
Mr Jackson, I never got the oppurtunity to meet you, however I met your father because I filled in for his current PCP from Professional Home Health Care a couple of times and thought your father was a wonderful man. My condolences are with you and your family.
April 20, 2011
Larry, we all grew up going to Haaff, Heaton and East High. I had a sibling for everyone of yours! I am sorry to hear about your father. May God Bless you and yours.
April 19, 2011
I would like to tell a story. Back in the late 40s' Centennial Band Bus went to Colo. Springs for a football game. We won. The Bus driver stopped and we all ordered something to eat..When she came to our table she said "i can serve everyone but him" pointing to 'the Jackson boy. We said , but he is in our Band. She said NO!, we all got up didn't eat and didn't pay our bill. Then in the late 60s' The sJacksons came and put the brick on our house. and I still live there today. They were good people. Shirley Ozzello Overton Rd.
April 19, 2011
Larry & Chester: I never knew your Dad, but I knew you two guys, Chester since Park View days. I am so sorry for your loss