Mr. Russell Jackson, 91, passed away September 9, 2021 at Legacy Living a Memory Care Community Arlington. He was born on August 27, 1930 in Evarts to Sam and Mary Carrol Jackson.

Russell grew up in Covington, enlisted in the military one month after turning 17 (with parental permission) and received his GED April 1969.  Russell and wife, Eula, attended Arlington Baptist University for two years.  He joined the Air Force in September 1947 and retired after 21 years 7 months and 5 days. He was honorably discharged on April 30, 1969 with rank of Master Sergeant.  He then began work for Loral Vought system in May 1969 and retired in 1993 after 24 years.  Russell was involved in many churches, Arlington Baptist Church, New York Ave Baptist Church and helped start Tabernacle Baptist in Arlington.

Russell married Eula Lyons on August 21, 1954 after a five-year engagement because of his service in Korea.  They were happily married for 64 years.

Russell was preceded in death by his loving wife, Eula on January 23, 2018 and sons, Randall C. Jackson and Ronnie L. Jackson.

Those left to cherish his memory are his son, Russell Jackson Jr.; grandchildren, Renee M. Hoover and husband, Taylor, Russell Jackson III, Riley M. Jackson, Megan E. Moon and husband, Nick, Ashlee R. Jackson, Kimberly Pruiett and husband, Terry; great grandchildren, Jackson Hoover, Lucas Hoover, Dylan Hoover, Emrie Moon, Charlotte Pruiett, Penelope Pruiett and Harvey Pruiett; brothers, Jess Jackson and wife, (deceased) Patricia, and James Jackson; sisters, Wanda Hammons and husband, (deceased) Herbert, Frances Hunt and husband, (deceased) Edward, and JoAnn Robinson; among other loved ones and dear friends.

His funeral service will be conducted at the Emerald Hills Funeral Home in Kennedale, TX Wednesday, September 15 at 11 A.M.  He will be laid to rest in Emerald Hills Memorial Park.

Friends may call at the Emerald Hills Funeral Home Wednesday after 10 A.M. until the funeral hour

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Legacy Living Memory Care of Arlington Baptist Church.

This is a courtesy announcement from the Knox Funeral Home.