Obituary of Robert John Jackson
Robert John Jackson, 83 years old, of 3955 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA, died Wednesday morning, January 20th after a short hospital stay and complications due to kidney disease.
Robert was born April 30, 1937, in Detroit, MI to Robert and Lenore Jackson. He was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Lenore Jackson, and his brother, Richard Jackson. Robert was survived by nieces and nephews, Gerald McNeil, Richard (Kimberly) Jackson, Georgia (Ron) Holbrook, Julie (Craig Manning) Spatafore, Andréa (Thomas) McKahan, Andrew Jackson and several grand nieces and nephews.
Robert lived in Detroit and Royal Oak, MI where he graduated first from Royal Oak High School in 1955 and later obtained a Master of Arts in Education from Eastern Michigan University in 1962. He followed in his mother’s footsteps and taught in the English department for the Detroit School System from 1962 until he retired in 1982. Robert then moved to San Diego, CA where he opened a business in video rentals and photo processing, called Majestic Video & Photo Processing, Salano Beach, until 2002.
Robert was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, San Diego, CA for the past 37 years where he enjoyed participating in bible studies. Robert enjoyed reading scripture and articles on Christianity and politics. He treasured the letters he received from family and made a point to keep in touch with family news from Michigan, Kentucky, and Florida. Robert, known as “Bob” to his friends, had many good friends in the San Diego County area. In the recent years he would call his friends for a daily debate on the current events and then enjoy leisure time watching his “shows”. Robert loved a good friendly debate.
Friends may attend Funeral services at Grace Lutheran Church at noon on February 3rd. Burial will immediately follow the service at Mt Hope Cemetery, San Diego, CA. Those wishing to contribute in Robert Jackson’s memory may make memorial donations to Grace Lutheran Church, 3967 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92103.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Robert Jackson, please visit Tribute Store