Woodward, Okla. — Bob Gene Jackson, 83 year old Woodward resident died Wednesday, August 8, 2012 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Enid, Oklahoma. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 13, 2012 at the Shaw Memorial Chapel, Vici, Oklahoma with Pastor Junior Zollinger officiating.
Bob was born on June 20, 1929 in Rogers, Arkansas to John and Wilma (McGinnis) Jackson. Bob lived and started school in Arkansas until the family moved to Oklahoma. Bob and his family resided one mile west of Vici where he attended Vici Public Schools graduating with the class of 1947.
On March 20, 1947 Bob married Mary Lorene Hixson in Canadian, Texas. During their first year of marriage, the couple lived in Vici where Bob worked as a butcher at Best Way Grocery Store. In 1948 they moved to Enid and Bob worked as a route manager for Martha Ann Bread Company. Bob served his country from 1952 to 1954 in the United States Army. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal.
The couple found themselves in Eugene, Oregon from 1955 to 1981. Bob became a business forms salesman, which he very much enjoyed. He also worked at a nursery business on the side. The nursery business became one of Bob’s favorite things along with raising cattle and bowling with his family and friends. In 1981 Bob and Lorene made their way back to Western Oklahoma living on the farm southeast of Harmon. While there he raised cattle and did some carpentry and roofing work. Bob and Lorene moved to Woodward in 1997 where they resided until the time of his death. Bob was a member of the Lane Leaders and the Elk’s Club.
Bob was preceded in death by his father, John Jackson; mother, Wilma Neher, In-laws Ernest and Mary Hixson, eight aunts and four uncles. He is survived by his wife, Lorene Jackson of the home; sister Jerri Anderson of Kent, Washington; sister-in-law, Geneva Humberg of Shelton, Washington; six nieces, three nephews, other family and a host of friends.