Services for David Don “Peep” Jackson Sr., 75, Ada, are 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at Criswell Funeral Home Chapel, the Rev. Steve Gardner officiating. Burial follows at New Bethel Cemetery in Byng.
The Chickasaw Honor Guard is conducting military honors at the cemetery.
The family will receive friends and relatives from 6-8 p.m Sunday at Criswell Funeral Home.
Mr. Jackson died Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at an Ada hospital. He was born Sept. 28, 1938, in Ada, the youngest of 12 children born to Eddie Martin and Daisy Mae Bass Jackson.
He attended Jones Chapel Grade School and both Horace Mann School and Latta schools. ,
At age 17, Mr. Jackson joined the U.S. Navy, serving 20 years and retiring in 1974. After retirement from the Navy, Mr. Jackson and his wife owned several trucks which were leased to Melton Truck Lines, driving cross country as a team for eight years and earning a “Top 10"-inch belt buckle. After coming off the road, he returned to Ada to work 10 years for Call A Ride Public Transit, winning the Public Transit Rodeo for three consecutive years.
Mr. Jackson was an active volunteer at his church and community. He and his wife volunteered for many children’s causes. They were known as “Bubbles” and Bang-Bang” the clowns and Mr./Mrs. Santa Claus.
Mr. Jackson was a cast members of “The Great Passion Play” in Eureka Springs, Ark., for seven seasons. The winter seasons were spent driving a tour bus out of Rockport, Texas. He was also a member of New Bethel Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Jo Helen “Jodi” Jackson; one daughter, Donna Jackson Rodebush, Ada; two sons and daughters-in-law, David D. Jackson Jr. and Dawn Jackson, Clovis N.M., and Dennis W. and Kathy Jackson, Burnsville, N.C.; nine grandchildren, Daniel Jackson and his wife, Sarah, of Eureka Springs Ark., Jesse Jackson of Ada, Rock Rodebush and wife, Jamie, of Ada, Kassie Yon and husband, Billy, of Jacksonville, N.C., Matt L. Rodebush and wife, Kami, of Edmond, Jamie Jackson Kinder and husband, Matt, of Tulsa, Kaitlyn J. Jackson, U.S. Army, and twins Jessica L. Jackson and Jeremiah D. Jackson of Clovis, N.M.; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Bearers are grandsons Daniel Jackson, Jesse Jackson, Rock Rodebush, Matt Rodebush, Jeremiah Jackson and Matt Kinder.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New Bethel Baptist Church Building Fund.
Obituaries may be viewed and online condolences sent to criswellfh.com.