Raymond Owen Jackson, 80, of Hixson, passed away March 1, 2019.
He was a member of Mile Straight Baptist Church for forty three years and a very active member on their mission trips having traveled to many locations through- out the world.
Raymond retired from the Ironworkers Local #704. He was a United States Air Force Veteran, a United States Navy Veteran and later retired from the Navy Reserves. He served two tours in the Vietnam War.
He is preceded in death by his first wife, Peggy Womack Jackson; brother, Donald Gene Sledge; granddaughter, Christina Shaver; parents, Fred and Ruth Sledge and his grandparents, Luther and Myrtle Sledge and Melvin and Rose Parker.
He is survived by his wife, Hazel Jackson; children, Ronnie (Sandy) Jackson, Hope Jackson, Sabrina (Charles) Stewart and Ronnie Mangum; sisters, Jimmie Ruth (Bobby) Wilson and Wanda McRee; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation is 2:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Monday at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home. His body will lie in state from 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at Mile Straight Baptist Church. Services will begin at 12:00 P.M. at the church with Dr. Al Goss and Dr. Tom Goss officiating. Burial will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Mile Straight Baptist Church in Memory of Raymond Jackson.
Condolences and memories can be shared at www.williamsonandsons.com.
Arrangements are by Williamson and Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379.