Curtis Glen Jackson Sr., 75, of Vinton, Louisiana passed away Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at Christus – St. Patrick Hospital in Lake Charles.

He was born on June 30, 1938 in Snow Lake, Arkansas to his parents, Ray Jackson and Alberta (Bennett) Jackson. Curtis was an avid reader of non-fiction books with The Deerslayer being the one fiction book which he read many times. He loved the outdoors and going off-shore fishing with his family. He retired from Gulf Chemicals in 1977 and later owned and operated the Sabine Yacht Basin and Jackson Towing where he got involved with marine construction. His later life was spent with his grandsons and visiting with his pilot friends at Southland Airport in Sulphur.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Bernice Jackson; his brothers Carl Jackson, Roger Jackson and Bennett Jackson. He is survived by his spouse of 51 years, Johnette Fisher Jackson of Vinton, son Curtis Jackson, Jr. of Orange, and the loves of his life, his grandsons Jeremiah and wife, Linh Jackson of Orange, and Johnathan Jackson of Vinton, great granddaughter, Bently Jackson. He is also survived by his sisters, Betty Sue Wyckoff of New Port Richie, Fla., Charlotte Edwards of San Angelo, Linda Odom of Orange, Kathleen Patrick of Barnsdall, OK; brother, Jerry Jackson of Billings, Montana; sisters-in-law, Barbara Jackson of Liberty and Betty Jackson of San Angelo.

A memorial service to honor Curtis’s life will be at 2:00 P.M.Friday, September 27, 2013 in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange with Reverend Rob Tibbits, pastor of Crossroads Church in Vinton, officiating. A gathering of family and friends will be from 1:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home just prior to the service. In accordance with Curtis’s wishes, cremation was held prior to the service. Family and friends sign the register and leave condolences at