Olen Cleveland Jackson, 87, of Mulberry passed away Thursday, April 7, 2016, at a local nursing home. He was a farm manager for Alexander Farms, an equipment inspector for T.A.W. Inc. and a service technician for Alma Tractor. He was a member and deacon of Oak Bower Christian Center. He was born Aug. 2, 1928, in Mulberry to the late William C. and Pearly M. (Brewer) Jackson. He also was preceded in death by a son, Robert Don Jackson; and three brothers, Roy, Raymond and Billy Jackson.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Wilma L. Jackson of the home; one son, Dixie Lee Jackson of Nocona, Texas; one sister, Veta Patterson of Mulberry; five grandchildren, Robbie Hutchens, Jimmy Jackson, Kassia Waggoner, Chelsea Jackson and Cole Jackson; six great-grandchildren, Priscilla Jackson, Lauren Christensen, Courtney Jackson, Tyler Hutchens, Paxton Jackson and Kaiden Jackson; and three great-great-grandchildren, Annabella and Salem Ingram and Liam Christensen.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ocker Chapel of Alma with interment at New Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Alma.
Pallbearers will be Archie Hutchens, Jimmy Jackson, Cole Jackson, Tyler Hutchens, Travis Christensen, Brent Waggoner and Reece Mansell.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of Oak Bower Christian Center.
The family will visit with friends from 5-7 p.m. Monday at Ocker Funeral Home of Alma, 917 E. U.S. 64, Alma.
Online tributes may be made at www.ockerfuneralhome.com.