Obituary: Fletcher Doyal Jackson
Fletcher Doyal Jackson, a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, nephew and friend, lost his battle with lung cancer Sept. 25, 2010, in Peoria, Ariz. He was born Feb. 8, 1944, in Dexter, N.M., to Jewel Hester Jackson and Inez Earnestine Cowan Jackson. He was the youngest of six and their only son.
Fletcher graduated from Tulare High School and soon began his career as a fireman with CAL Fire. He entered the USAF in 1966 and continued to work in the fire field at the airbase in Thailand and finished his service at Edwards Air Force Base, returning to CAL Fire in 1970. He retired as Division Chief for Humboldt County, Calif., in 1997 after 37 years of service. Fletcher began a second career working for FEMA in emergency situations throughout the U.S. and territories. He enjoyed that varied work as he enjoyed all the positions he had in the fire department.
Fletcher is survived by his wife of 27 years, Lynne Marie Jackson; daughter Reda Louise Holmes of Oregon; son Rick Lee Jackson (Christina) of Oregon; sisters Velva Ward of Georgia; Lavern McGuire (Jerry); Elvia Rasmussen and Wynonia Jackson, all of California; stepbrother Elgin Bruner of California; brother-in-law Wayne Turner (Charlene) of Idaho; grandsons Samuel and Tanner Jackson and William Holmes; and granddaughters Gracie Jackson and Jewel Holmes. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many special friends. He is preceded by his parents and stepfather, Alvis Bruner, his sister Clovie Ashmore and her husband Harry; nephew Fred Ashmore and many aunts and uncles.
A committal service will be 9:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, at Riverside National Memorial Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA 92518. A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, at Fellowship in the Pass Church, 650 Oak Valley Parkway, Beaumont, CA 92223.
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