Mr. Larry Jackson, 58, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, at a Pensacola hospital. He was a native and lifetime resident of Poarch and attended the Pentecostal church. He was the first Tribal officer hired and was employed for 19 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army between 1966-1969, and was preceded in death by his father, Alton Johnson.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Jackson of Poarch; his mother, Mable Jackson of Poarch; a son, Larry William Jackson of Poarch; a step-son, Charles Waters of Bratt; two daughters, Theresa Jackson of Poarch and Tracy Jackson of McCullough; a step-daughter, Rhonda Solaas of Fritch, Texas; three brothers, Don (Marsha Ann) Jackson of Brewton and Eddie (Edie) Jackson and Ronnie Jackson, both of Poarch; a sister, Catherine (Garvis) Sells of Poarch; two step-sisters, Geraldine Gunn of Atmore and Ruthie Wiggins of Monroeville; 14 grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 21, at 10 a.m. at the Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Cheramie and the Rev. Jean Brown officiating. Burial followed at Judson/Creek Indian Cemetery with Eastside Chapel Funeral Home directing. Pallbearers were Jeffrey Weaver, William Rolin, Rex Baggett, Brad Powell, Ray Farmer and Darrell Ledkins.