Funeral services for Thurman Dean Jackson, 61, of Ardmore is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel of Wilson with Bro. Paul Jackson officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery of Ardmore.
Dean was born August 14, 1951, at Burneyville, to the late J.M. Jackson and Louise (Shaw) Jackson. He departed this life Wednesday morning, July 24, 2013, at his home in Ardmore.
Dean was reared in the Marietta area attending school at Turner. He was employed most of his years working in the oil field and as a truck driver. He and the former Terri Ellis were united in marriage on June 21, 1991, at Springer. Together they drove as team truck drivers for seven years across the United States for Swift Trucking. Most recently, Dean was employed for KOC/Sanquip as a field superintendent stationed out of Loco. Dean enjoyed riding his Harley, being with his family and fishing. He was a past member of the First Baptist Church of Healdton.
Preceding him in death were his parents; and a nephew Scott Turner.
Survivors include his wife, Terri Jackson of Ardmore; sons Thomas Dean Jackson and wife, Debbie of Ardmore and Steve Jackson and wife, Michelle of Combine, Texas; daughters Melissia Jackson of Ardmore and Shauna Jackson of Lone Grove; other children, Cory Lee and Kim Lee, both of Ardmore, Jay Lee of Lone Grove and Chance Scott and wife, Sherri of New Castle; sisters Mary "Sissy" Palmer and husband, Vance of Marlow and Ruby Cox and Oleta Jackson, both of Ardmore; brothers Wayne Jackson and wife, Diane of Marlow and Gary Jackson of Loco; 23 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; and numerous other family and friends.
Pallbearers are Cory Lee, Jay Lee, Thomas Jackson, Chance Scott, Tommy Jackson, Anson Lewis and Kevan Spradling.
Honorary bearers are Dale Shaw, Vance Palmer, Kris Palmer and co-workers of KOC/Sanquip.
Family visitation will be from 6-8 this evening at Alexander Funeral Home of Wilson.
Condolences may be sent online at www.alexanderfuneralhome.org.