Ada — Services for Kenneth Ray Jackson, 80, of Ada are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Criswell Funeral Home Chapel. Bud Ross will officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Jackson died Sunday, May 18, 2014, at an Ada hospital. He was born Nov. 13, 1933, in Ahloso to George Gilbert “Ken” Jackson and Carrie Ellen Simpson Jackson. He attended Glenwood Grade School and graduated from Ada High School. He graduated from East Central University in Ada.
He married Betty Jean Cunningham on June 1, 1953. Mr. Jackson served in the U. S. Army from 1954 to 1956. He served 14 months in Korea and was honorably discharged as a corporal. Upon his return to Ada, he worked for Cunningham Furniture Manufacturing Co. After Mr. Cunningham's death, he purchased the business and remained there until ill health forced his retirement. He was in the business for 63 years. Mr. Jackson was a former member of the Kiwanis Club of Ada and a member of the Ada Elks Lodge #1640.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Jean Jackson, of the home; two sons, David Bruce Jackson and Dale Paul Jackson and wife, Sharon, all of Ada; a brother, Terry Dean Jackson of Tyler, Texas; his grandchildren, Christian Dale Jackson and Landon Paul Jackson; and three great-grandchildren, Brogen Cochran, Addisyn Jackson and Beaux Jackson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Donald Keith (Buddy) Jackson; and a sister, Norma Lanelle Jackson Ward.
Bearers will be David Bruce Jackson, Dale Paul Jackson, Christian Dale Jackson, Landon Paul Jackson, Rory Ward and Randy Ward. Honorary bearers will be Gerald Current and Terry Jackson.