On Tuesday, Dec. 9, Orvis Jewel Jackson, 94, went home to reunite with his beloved wife of 68 years, Marjorie Mann Jackson and his two adored sons, James Archie Jackson and Orvis Wayne Jackson.

He passed without pain or struggle after a long and interesting life. He was a wonderful son, a loving husband, a respected father, a playful and adored grandfather to six, great-grandfather to 18, and great-great-grandfather to six. Those who were fortunate to know him can attest he was kind, honest, and insanely funny. He loved God. He read the Bible three times from cover to cover. He was a good man and a sincere friend to many.

He is survived by a daughter, Marjorie Ann Jackson Dickerson along with three generations of proud offspring. He will be missed

Funeral services will be at 10:00 am, Friday, Dec. 12, at MacArthur Heights Baptist Church in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Jay Thomas. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange.

Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 pm, Thursday at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Serving as pallbearers will be John M. Dickerson IV, Tommy Dickerson, John M. Dickerson V, Coby Poluk, Cameron Johnson, Kyler Poluk, and Logan Poluk.