Charles “Charlie” Allen Jackson, Sr., 71, of Orange, passed away Aug. 28, at his home surrounded by family.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 1, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Officiating will be Rickey Land of First Baptist Church in Nederland. Burial will follow at Mary Williams Cemetery in Orangefield.

Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City.

Born in Orange, Nov. 10, 1944, he was the son of Walter Mitchell Jackson and Lois Alaine (Nation) Jackson. Charlie was a veteran of the United States Army and served in Vietnam. He was also a member of the Lions Club in Orange. Charlie loved woodworking and even built his own house. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with his grand-babies. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, David Jackson.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 52 years, Janice (Linscomb) Jackson; children, Charles Jackson, Jr. and wife Tiffaney, of Midlothian, Brandy Jackson and Daniel Fountain, of Orangefield, Chad Jackson and Pat McClain, both of Orange; grandchildren, Ashley Jackson, Brittany Jackson, Ethan Tait, Dale Charles “D.J.” Scheinost, Jr., Abigail Scheinost, Tyler Fountain and Gracie Fountain; sister, Patty Rucks and husband William, of Wylie; brother, Thomas Wayne Jackson, of Livingston and good friend, Clara Bergeron Thibodaux and husband Barry, of Vinton.

Serving as pallbearers will be Charles Jackson, Jr., Pat McClain, Ethan Tait, Daniel Fountain, Tyler Fountain and Jimmie Linscomb.