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Carl "Roger" Jackson
  • 56 years old
  • Date of birth: Jun 30, 1955
  • Place of birth:
    Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • Date of passing: Oct 15, 2011
  • Place of passing:
    Plano, Texas, United States
Love you and Miss you Roger Dodger!

Carl "Roger" Jackson was born on June 30th, 1955 in Atlanta, Georgia, to Dorothy Jean Banister Jackson and John Wallace Jackson. He was a graduate of Dallas Baptist University and a 30+ year employee of Hewlett Packard. 

Roger lived every day to the fullest.  He was an active volunteer in YMCA Adventure Guides and Princesses Program and founder of the "Blackhawk" tribe of the Coppell YMCA Adventure Guides.  He also actively volunteered in the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts of America.  He was a member of the North Texas Camaro Club, TORO (Texas Off-Road Racing Organization) and The Highlands Neighborhood Home Owners Association, as well as the Tradewinds Home Owners Association in Orange Beach, AL.  Roger was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Carrollton, Texas.

Roger loved riding and racing dirt bikes with his children, camping, 4-wheeling with his girlfriend Joanne and his sister Cindy and brother-in-law Chris, and traveling to Colorado every year with his riding buddies, Mike Wallace, Bill Slawson, Mike Vasily, Ron Minor and Bobby Hamilton (not to mention several others) and their sons.  In warmer weather you would always find Roger on Lake Lewisville, relaxing in his boat with Joanne, hanging out with his kids, or tied up with Cindy & Chris at Party Cove.  Roger loved water skiing, trick skiing and enjoyed pulling his children behind his boat skiing, tubing, kneeboarding and wakeboarding.  Roger also loved spending time with his children and friends on the sugar white sands of Orange Beach, Alabama.  He truly loved live.

Roger is survived by his daughter, Amanda Dawn Jackson of Lawrenceville, Georgia; son, Cameron Blake Jackson of Carrollton, Texas; daughter, Elizabeth Claire Jackson of Carrollton, Texas; son, Jonathan Grant Jackson of Carrollton, Texas; grandson Devin Darrell Jackson of Lawrenceville, Georgia; brother John Terry Jackson of Flowery Branch, Georgia; sister Cindy Jackson Black of Carrollton, Texas; and a host of loving in-laws, nieces, nephews, friends and work associates. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jean and Johnny Jackson.

The family suggests that donations be made to the Coppell YMCA, benefitting the Adventure Guides and Princesses Programs.  Please make donations to The Coppell YMCA (Fund 9), 146 Town Center Boulevard, Coppell, TX 75019 (www.coppellymca.org).

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Amanda Jackson-Fulton on 25th October 2016

"This describes my amazing father so well...
A man who is a success is one...
who has lived well, laughed often and loved much;
who has gained the respect of others in his path and the love of
   children;
who has filled his life with fun while accomplishing all his tasks;
who leaves the world better than he found it;
who has never lacked appreciation for life he got to live or failed to
   express it.;
who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had. I love you!!"

This tribute was added by Bill Slawson on 17th October 2016

"Five years and still think about you all the time.  Got pictures of us having fun on my desk at work.  Just moved and haven't hung pictures on the wall yet, but when I do, I'm sure you'll be in a few of them. Tomorrow is 1 year since my wife ended our marriage, and the Divorce is final effective today. Time to start a new chapter in life.  Miss you buddy."

This tribute was added by Cindy Black on 15th October 2016

"To my dear brother in heaven, I think about you every day, and still can't believe you've been gone for 5 years now.  It is all my wonderful memories of you that helps me through each day. Like the lyrics from one of the songs I wrote...."If you ever left me, it would tear my heart into; a thousand tiny memories, that all lead back to you."  Love you Brother!"

This tribute was added by Joanne Jennings on 15th October 2016

"To my Superman,
Went for a walk today...Komen Race for the Cure, actually...and celebrated your life each step of the way. The streets were filled with cancer survivors. How I wish you were one of them:( Miss you every minute. Love you forever. GG"

This tribute was added by Mark Billingslea on 1st July 2016

"Roger was such a good friend.  I think of him often and always remember how much he talked about his kids.  I'm looking forward to seeing him again one day."

This tribute was added by Joanne Jennings on 30th June 2016

"To Roger on his 61st birthday: You will forever be the love of my life! Thank you for teaching me how to live in the moment and find rays of sunshine in the darkest hours. I miss you, Superman. Love always. GG"

This tribute was added by Cindy Black on 30th June 2016

"Happy 61st Birthday to my beloved Brother in heaven.  You are really in my mind today as we leave for our Colorado trip that you were usually a part of.  We will again pay tribute to you at the top of Flag Mountain.  I miss you more every day.  Everything I see is a reminder of you.  I love you Brother.  You are always on my mind and in my heart."

This tribute was added by Amanda Jackson-Fulton on 1st July 2015

"Hey Dad, well as with each year since you have been gone Father's Day and your birthday have been especially difficult for me. I suppose each year is a little easier but I wonder if I can ever stop crying over loosing you. I hope and pray you spent your day in heavenly bliss as you so deserve it. I keep thinking about the last birthday before you were sick when I sent you some edible arrangements and you seemed so surprised and happy and I thought it was such a small token of what I wish I could have done for such a special man, but you made ME feel special on YOUR day. Just one of many selfless examples of the kind of man and father you were. Happy Birthday Dad.... I love and miss you something firece and would walk 1000 miles and give up ANYTHING if I could just see you again....all my love...Mandalion"

This tribute was added by Joanne Jennings on 30th June 2015

"Today, on your 60th birthday, I want to celebrate all the wonderful ways you touched my life. Your love, kindness, strength, and faith inspire me still. You make me want to be better, do better, and live each day as if its my last. I know if you were here today, your big day, you'd be on a the water or a mountain top...on a boat or a bike...going full throttle! And I'd be right by your side. Love you forever Superman. GG."

This tribute was added by Cindy Black on 30th June 2015

"I am missing you today, just like every other day.  We are celebrating what would have been 60th birthday together today at your favorite place, Twin Peaks, with your friends, family, and the love of your life, Joanne..  Love you brother."

This tribute was added by Cindy Black on 19th May 2015

"Not a day goes by that you don't cross my mind.  I miss you so much and I just wish I had my brother back.  I miss your smile, your kindness, your laugh, your "Jackson" blue eyes, and your selflessness.  I so miss the great times we spend together.  Love you Brother!"

This tribute was added by Michael Vasily on 30th March 2015

"Did 1200 mile ride down the full Baha Peninsula.  Thought about how you when I was out there a lot.  Rest in peace my friend."

This tribute was added by Joanne Jennings on 14th February 2015

"Superman - You will always be the greatest love of my life. Love you forever. GG"

This tribute was added by Cindy Black on 15th October 2014

"Brother, today is no different from the rest as far as how much I think about you, but today I celebrate your third year in heaven, in perfect health and preparing a place for us to be with you someday.  My heart still grieves for you and I miss you with every bit of my being.  I am lucky to have been blessed with you in my life.  Love you brother."

This tribute was added by Amanda Jackson-Fulton on 15th October 2014

"On this day 3 years ago, the world lost a phenomenal human being that I called DAD. Life hasn't been the same and I don't know if it ever will be again.
Dad, I know you are reading this telling me to "suck it up" so ill try for you. I want you to know I love and miss you so much and I know I speak for all your family and friends. Rest In Peace"

This tribute was added by Joanne Jennings on 15th October 2014

"My Superman- you are forever on my mind and in my heart. I will love you always and I miss you everyday. You were the man of my dreams and I dream about the day we'll meet again :) - Love, GG"

This tribute was added by Amanda Jackson-Fulton on 1st October 2014

"As we approach the 3rd year Im filled with sadness still...I wish i could have just a little piece of you to talk to...I miss you so much dad...I wonder if life will ever return to normal for me...But dont worry...Ill be ok I still have the heart of a lion just like you used to say.....Mandalion!!!"

This tribute was added by Cindy Black on 9th September 2014

"Roger, I never dreamed that I would miss you this much.  You weren't just a big brother to me, you were my mentor, my best friend and my confidant.It still doesn't make sense, so I just sit right here,at the edge of our pier,watch the sunset disappear.....and drink a beer.I love you Big Brother and I miss you.  I know I will be with you again someday."

This tribute was added by Joanne Jennings on 29th July 2014

"Hey Superman. Exactly 4 years and 26 hours ago we first met...July 28, 2010, Agave Azul in downtown Carrollton. You emailed me at 12:15 A.M. on July 29 to ask me out on a 2nd date. I m so glad you did :). Thanks for the sign you sent me today. I thought my heart was going to break all over again for minute, but you let me know I was going to be just fine. I am so grateful for you. Love you always. GG."

This tribute was added by Joanne Jennings on 30th June 2014

"Hey Superman. It's your Gypsy Girl. Just got back from a great adventure to see your beautiful niece, Christy, marry the man of her dreams. Her wedding day and your birthday remind me how I was lucky enough to find the man of my dreams in you. This quote says it all: To the world you may have been one person, but to one person you were the world." Love you always. GG"

This tribute was added by Cindy Black on 15th April 2014

"2 1/2 years ago today, I lost my brother, my best friend, and the one person that I looked up to more than anyone.  It's been a tough time, and I miss you terribly.  I still think about you everyday and am thankful for the 55 years that I had with you.  You are forever in my heart and in my mind.  Love you brother."

This tribute was added by Cindy Black on 30th March 2014

"Just left the lake brother.  It always reminds me so much of you, and I miss you even more when I'm there.  We have both always enjoyed boating and the lake so much, it will never be them same without you there, but you will always be there with me in my memories.  Love you Brother, and think about you every day."

This tribute was added by Joanne Jennings on 14th February 2014

"Superman, you'll always be my Valentine. Love you forever. GG"

This tribute was added by Joanne Jennings on 1st January 2014

"A few days ago, Jake and I were driving through Ouaray, CO. The  mountain views were stunning...blankets of snow covered everything, the sunshine glistened off the peaks, and cabins were brightly decorated for the season. And smack dab in the middle of town was a great big hot springs filled with half naked people livin' the dream! How I wish, how I wish one of those people was you : (. I miss you so much Superman - I know you never stopped livin' the dream...I hope I never will either. Love you always.GG."

This tribute was added by Cindy Black on 25th December 2013

"Merry Christmas Brother.  Our 3rd Christmas without you and we all love you and miss you just the same. I have posted a photo from your last Christmas on earth with your beautiful twins, Grant & Claire.
Love you Brother."

This tribute was added by Cindy Black on 4th November 2013

"Just got back from Pine Mountain ATV Park, the 1st time we've been since you and Joanne went with us.  It brought back a lot of wonderful memories and a lot of laughs (Joanne still face planted by the fire trying to do a push-up), but it also reminded me of just how much I miss you brother.  I'll see you in heaven some day, but until then....Love You Brother!"

This tribute was added by Claire Jackson on 16th October 2013

"Two years... that's such a long time, Dad I miss you so much its crazy. I've been super busy with school and I'm sorry I haven't wrote to you in a while... just know you're always on my mind.
I miss you so much,
but I love you so much more."

This tribute was added by Cindy Black on 15th October 2013

"It's been two years since you left us, but not a day goes by that I don't think about you.  You are loved, and you are missed.  

Love you Brother"

This tribute was added by Joanne Jennings on 15th October 2013

"Two years ago today, Cindy, Mike, and I sat with you while you took your last breath. It was both tragic and beautiful at the same time. Tragic because you would never physically be here to care for your  family and friends, encourage us, make us laugh, and create more amazing experiences together. Beautiful because I knew your spirit would grace our lives forever. Love you Superman. GG."

This tribute was added by Cindy Black on 15th July 2013

"Beautiful video by Regan Wallace on Roger's last trip to Colorado before he left us.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S737pEDxk6o

Love you and miss you brother."

This tribute was added by Joanne Jennings on 30th June 2013

"Roger Jackson, I miss you so much. Its your 58 th birthday and you should be here-celebrating with your family and friends...and me. Just hope you know that I celebrate you everyday in my heart and in my thoughts. You changed my life and I m grateful for every second we had together. I love you Superman. GG."

This tribute was added by Cindy Black on 30th June 2013

"Happy 58th Brithday Brother.  I miss you more and more every day and hope to see you again someday on the trails of heaven.  Not a day goes by that I do not think of you.  Not much of a place around to memorialize you, so I spend a lot of time at the lake where we spent so much time together.  Cheers Brother and Happy Birthday.  I love you Brother."

This tribute was added by Joanne Jennings on 17th June 2013

"Another good man and great father joined you in heaven a few weeks ago. Hope you and Big Mike are tearin' it up out there on the trails, just like when you were young, strong, and healthy. Cheers to you both -great fathers, great friends, great men. Love you always, Superman. GG"

This tribute was added by Joanne Jennings on 17th June 2013

"Cindy and I went to see the new superman movie. So he was tall, dark, handsome, - he couldn't hold a candle to you! On this Father's Day, I want everyone to know that your real super power was being the best father any kid could ask for. Mandy, Blake, Grant, and Claire must miss you so, but I can see how your love, strength, and devotion continues to guide them each toward a better place."

This tribute was added by Cindy Black on 14th May 2013

"As the Carrie Underwood song goes "Said goodbye, turned around and you were gone, gone, gone, faded into the setting sun, slipped away, but I won’t cry, cause I know I’ll never be lonely, for you are the stars to me, you are the light I follow…I’ll See you again, this is not where it ends, I will carry you with me, till I see you again."  Miss you Brother!"

This tribute was added by Amanda Jackson-Fulton on 22nd April 2013

""dad as i wake up today, my thoughts are of you, though i think of you daily, today you are weighing heavy on my mind. Your passing will forever leave questions nobody has answers to, so i try to only answer the ones in my mind that i can. With that knowledge i know you are happy and at peace. Knowing this is all that gets me through these rough days. I love you and miss you....mandalion"

This tribute was added by Joanne Jennings on 24th March 2013

"I miss you everyday, Roger Dodger. We had the best time together - I was always smiling when I was with you. I still smile every time I think of you, even though my heart keeps breaking. I know everyone who loved you feels the same way - your memory keeps us smiling through the tears. They'll never be another man like you, Superman. Love you always and forever."

This tribute was added by Cindy Black on 9th March 2013

"It seems like just yesterday we were sitting by your pool sharing a beer.  I miss you so much.  There isn't a day goes by that I don't think about you.  I see you in the stars, on the trails, at the lake, at the hockey rink, every time I drive down Marsh Lane, everywhere.  I look foward to seeing you again some day.  Love you Brother."

This tribute was added by Joanne Jennings on 27th January 2013

"Can't stop thinking about you today. I miss you so much. Feel like my heart is breaking all over again. I just hope you're smiling down on all of us, Superman. I love you."

This tribute was added by Joanne Jennings on 1st January 2013

"Starting a New Year is usually a hopeful time when you leave the negative behind you and look forward to better times ahead. Tonight I wish I could turn the clock back to 12/31/2010. I was so happy and hopeful starting a New Year by your side. I m so grateful for that night and all the others we had Superman, and I m thankful for all the goodness you brought to my life. Love you always. GG"

This tribute was added by Cindy Black on 25th December 2012

"Merry Christmas Brother.  I miss you more & more every day, especially during the holidays (and the non-holidays, and the weekends, the weekdays, EVERY day).  You'd be so proud of your kids now, I know you are watching over them.  Love you brother."

This tribute was added by Cindy Black on 15th December 2012

"Brother, you are joined today by a very special angel, Clare Blase.  She is the 14 year old sister of Tornado hockey forward Nick Blase, who lost her battle to cancer this morning.  Ironically enough, her nickname is Clare Bear.  Take her under your wing and know that we all miss you both and love you very much.  Love you brother."

This tribute was added by Cindy Black on 14th December 2012

"Roger, you can't imagine how much I miss my big brother.  I do take comfort in knowing that you are at peace and no longer suffering and I look forward to the day that I can see you again and we can hang out.  I'm excited to be taking Blake, Grant & Claire out for Christmas.  Love you Brother!"

This tribute was added by Joanne Jennings on 23rd November 2012

"I ll always be Thankful for being a part of your life, Superman. Thanks for loving me so well and treating me like a queen ( you did tell me I was your favorite TPQ). Miss you everyday. GG"

This tribute was added by Amanda Jackson-Fulton on 19th November 2012

"Dad, I finally did what you told me I should do, I just picked up my life and moved. I now live in Orlando and Im so close to the beach now. The place that gives me piece of mind. I do not know a sole and I am al alone starting over and as scary as it is, I did it. I know you would be cheering me on. I miss you dad lord jesus I miss you. MUAH!!!"

This tribute was added by Joanne Jennings on 18th November 2012

""Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems empty."

There will always be an emptiness in my life without you Superman. I miss you and wish you could have stayed forever. Love you always. GG"

This tribute was added by Mark Billingslea on 15th October 2012

"All, I think of Roger often.  I am a blessed man because of Roger and his generous heart.  He was the best boss I ever had and a good friend.  I look forward to seeing him again at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb."

This tribute was added by Cindy Black on 15th October 2012

"It's only been a year, but feels like a lifetime. Thank God for Joanne to help get me through it, & knowing that you are in a much better place now, with no pain or suffering, & no drama or conflict.  Mike, Joannie and I, being with you as you took your last breath, knew you were in for a new and better life.  Happy Birthday, Love You Brother!"

This tribute was added by Joanne Jennings on 15th October 2012

"I'm trying not to be sad today, trying instead to be thankful for all wonderful experiences we shared and all the wonderful people you brought into my life. Our time together may have been short, Roger, but your impact on me will last a life time. I miss you deeply, and a year without you has only made me love and appreciate you even more. You will alway be Superman to me. I love you. GG."

This tribute was added by Amanda Jackson-Fulton on 15th October 2012

"Today marks the saddest day of my life. I know that this day was also the day your pain and suffering ended for that I'm grateful. I love you and miss you sooooo much. This past year has been rough for me without you. I'm told time eases pain, that hasn't happed yet but I'm optimistic it will happen one day. I hope you know what you mean and how badly you are missed. Love Mandalion"

This tribute was added by Amanda Jackson-Fulton on 11th October 2012

"Today it is so hard to not be angry you are not here, I am trying so hard to let go of that cause I know you would tell me not to cry and not to be angry but I still feel like the living world got the short end of the stick when you were taken away. I miss you so much and I would give anything ANYTHING to be able to hear you or hug you again. you are now and will remain my hero...Mandy"

This tribute was added by Cindy Black on 9th October 2012

"Miss you brother....more and more every day.  I know that you are in a better place and I know that I will see you again someday.  It doesn't ease the pain that I feel now, but it is comforting to know that you are at peace.  Love you brother."

This tribute was added by Amanda Jackson-Fulton on 26th September 2012

"Dad, I think about you so much and as we approach the year mark since you were takine away so quickly, I am so thankful to have had the time I had with you. I miss you so much it hurts, I wish I could hear your voice and exchange whitty banter with you as we always did. I love you Dad, never will there be a person on this planet to compare to you. Love your oldest daughter...... Mandalion"

This tribute was added by Cindy Black on 25th September 2012

"It was a year ago today that you participated in the Red Feather and Broken Arrow ceremony with your children, the Coppell Y Guides and your Blackhawk Tribe.  I've watched the video over and over and still miss you as much today as the day you left.  Love you Brother!"

This tribute was added by claire jackson on 18th September 2012

"I really dont have much to say on this tribute.... But dad, if you see this i miss you more than words can even comprehend. I love you daddy."

This tribute was added by Joanne Jennings on 16th September 2012

"I'll love you always, miss you forever, and forget you never, Superman. I just wish I could deal with my broken heart as bravely as you dealt with cancer. I guess grief is always "a work in progress." I'll try to work harder to make more progress. Thinking of you today and always. Love you, Roger Jackson. GG."

This tribute was added by Cindy Black on 15th September 2012

"Every day we miss you, a thousand times we've cried
If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died
A heart of gold stopped beating, two blue eyes closed to rest
God broke our hearts to prove he only took the best.
Love you and miss you brother."

This tribute was added by Amanda Jackson-Fulton on 14th August 2012

"I love you and miss you dad and i just wanted to tell you that...."

This tribute was added by Joanne Jennings on 11th August 2012

"What a wonderful image of you and your dad out at the lake again, Mandy. I've heard so many stories about the good times on Lake Lanier. I know it holds many precious memories for you, just as it did for your dad. He d have a great big smile on his face right knowing you two will be together there again soon!"

This tribute was added by Amanda Jackson-Fulton on 10th August 2012

"I haven’t been able to leave tributes dad, cause every time I read one I cry uncontrollably, but I’m going to do it now. Michelle sent your ashes, they’ll be here tomorrow. It’s bitter sweet as I’ve been waiting a long time & I know it’ll be sad for me. So, I plan on taking you to Lake Lanier & spending the day there as I know you would’ve loved it. I love & miss you! Mandy"

This tribute was added by Joanne Jennings on 10th August 2012

"We met July 29, 2010 and 2 years later I still think about you everyday:
"I miss the tears, I miss the laughter; I miss the day we met and all that followed after. Sometimes I wish I could always be with you, the way we used to do. Now and forever, I will always think of you. I will always be with you." ( by Carol King). Love u SM - now & forever."

This tribute was added by Cindy Black on 4th August 2012

"What a great day, your presence was definitely with us. Like old times, we enjoyed having the kids and their friends at the lake, swimming, tubing, water skiing and sand volleyball at Sneaky Petes.  The only thing missing was you!  I hope the day was as special to Grant & Claire as it was to me, and I look forward to many more good times with them.  Love you and miss you brother."

This tribute was added by Joanne Jennings on 15th July 2012

"Last July when you were in CO, you left me a message. You told me it was "...beautiful, beautiful up here" and I'd get my chance to see it. Well, I did get my chance, and you were right - it's probably the most beautiful place I've seen. Your spirit was on every trail, in every valley, and on every hill. Now pictures of you and Ron are all over the Mts, too. Happy Trails RD! Love u always."

This tribute was added by claire jackson on 9th July 2012

"i love you so much dad! no one will ever replace you <3
im going to Gulf Shores on wednesday, ill be walking on the beach with you. much love <3"

This tribute was added by Cindy Black on 30th June 2012

"Happy Birthday Brother!  I was a little closer to you today.  Joanne and I went skydiving and took a part of you with us.  I know you wanted us to wait and go until you could go with us, and we felt like you were with us today.  Miss you and love you brother.  Your memorial at Flag Mountain in Colorado next Sunday!"

This tribute was added by Joanne Jennings on 18th June 2012

"You have an incredible father, Claire, and he loves his "Pretty Girl.""

This tribute was added by claire jackson on 17th June 2012

"Happy fathers day dad.<3"

This tribute was added by Joanne Jennings on 15th June 2012

""When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure." You've been gone 8 months, but will never, ever be forgotten. I'm angry that you got cheated out of so many special moments with your kids, your family, your friends, and me.  But,  I'm so very grateful for the time we had.  Way too short, but packed full of excellent memories. They are my treasure! Love u always SM."

This tribute was added by claire jackson on 14th June 2012

""Life's not easy, but its definetly not impossible." You're birthday is coming up, and it feels like you've been gone forever. Thank you for the guidence you have given me the past few months... its not the same but you're still here. Everything is finally working out, just like you said. Everything will be okay in the end. I LOVE YOU TO THE MOON AND BACK DADDY! Have fun with Jesus!"

This tribute was added by Cindy Black on 30th May 2012

"There are just too many "firsts". This was our first Memorial Day weekend that you weren't here with us at the lake.  I miss you every day, and every "firsts" are so painful. You are thought about and missed every day and will always be in our minds, our memories and our hearts.  Love you Brother."

This tribute was added by Cindy Black on 17th May 2012

"Roger, I know that you wanted me to wait to go skydiving until you could go with me, so we are going on your birthday and you will be with me, Joanne & Kara.  If it goes well, we'll be closer to you, if not, we might see you sooner.  Either way, we are not backing out.  You would have never let mel  You were always the strong one and I miss you so much, every day.  Love you Brother!"

This tribute was added by claire jackson on 16th May 2012

"Today, its May 16th. Yesterday marks the day you've been gone for 7 months now. Time away from you, but i feel even closer than every. Your birthday is coming up. you would have been 57 years old. We will still celebrate as we are thinking of you. I love you so much dad& i hope your enjoying your vacation with your friends and family up there!"

This tribute was added by Joanne Jennings on 9th May 2012

"I've been thinking about you a lot the past few days (but of course I always think about you), and every thought brings back good memories, warm feelings, and a big smile along with the tears. The fact that you were loved so deeply by so many people is a testament to your character and to your heart. You were not just a good man, Roger Jackson - you were a great man. Love you always. GG"

This tribute was added by claire jackson on 2nd May 2012

"today, it is warm outside... and im so excited for summer, i remeber going to the lake with you... lathering you up with sunscreen till you looked like a snowman.. so many fun memories i will never forget, miss you like crazy daddy, i cant wait till God calls me home, and i can finally get a great big hug (: R.I.P. dad, we all love& miss you <3"

This tribute was added by Cindy Black on 22nd April 2012

"Miss you a lot today brother....I went to the lake and to Party Cove and it just wasn't the same without you there.  I think about you all the time and wonder why you were taken from us so soon.  Love you brother....you are loved and missed by so many."

This tribute was added by Cindy Black on 15th April 2012

"It's been six months since you left us.  I think about you every day, miss you every day and wonder why we had to lose such a good guy.  I'm happy that you have Ron with you now and look forward to seeing you both again some day.  Love you Brother......more than ever!  You are truly missed by all."

This tribute was added by Joanne Jennings on 15th April 2012

"On the 6 month anniversary of your death, I just want you to know I never stop thinking about you, never stop missing you, never stop wondering why your life had to end so early. I ll love you always, Superman."

This tribute was added by Joanne Jennings on 9th April 2012

"Friday, April 6, 2012, another life was cut short by brain cancer. One of Roger's best friends, Ron Miner, passed away at home, in Henderson, Nevada, surrounded by his loving and devoted wife, Rhonda, beautiful daughter, Roxanne, and many loyal friends. To Ron and Roger, two awesome Georgia boys who lived life to the fullest - "May you continue your excellent adventures together in Heaven."

This tribute was added by Joanne Jennings on 23rd March 2012

"That is a beautiful essay, Blake. It must have been very difficult to write, but your dad would be so proud that you did. Thanks for sharing your story with the rest of us. Its just another reminder why we all loved your dad so much."

This tribute was added by Joanne Jennings on 15th March 2012

"I've been thinking of you a lot lately, Superman. You've been gone 5 months, but it was a year ago that damned cancer first showed up. We'd just gotten back from an awesome trip to Memphis. We saw Kid Rock, Graceland, and the blues bands on Beale St. It was the perfect trip, except for one little episode, which turned out to be your first seizure. Life changes so quickly... I love you so."

This tribute was added by Cindy Black on 19th February 2012

"It is been over 4 months brother, but I still feel like I just lost you yesterday.  You were such an everyday presence in my life, that I can't make a move or think a thought without you in in.  I miss you more that you could possible ever know and think about you all the time.  I WILL see you again in heaven.  Until then, give the family a kiss for me.  Love you Brother!"

This tribute was added by Joanne Jennings on 14th February 2012

"I love you Roger Jackson."

This tribute was added by Joanne Jennings on 8th February 2012

"I miss you Superman :("

This tribute was added by Joanne Jennings on 15th January 2012

"It's been a very difficult three months without you Superman, but when I think I can't get through the pain of missing you, I remember how strong and brave you were those last six months. "You fought the good fight. You finished the race. You kept the faith" (II Timothy 4:7).  I love you Roger Jackson. Rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Cindy Black on 9th January 2012

"I thought of you today, but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday, and the days before that too. I think of you in silence, I often speak your name. All I have are memories and and a picture in a frame. Your memory is a keepsake, from which I'll never part. God has you in his arms....I have you in my heart. Love you Brother."

This tribute was added by Joanne Jennings on 2nd January 2012

"I miss you so much Roger. Last New Year held the promise of great adventures, and you hit the ground running. You took the twins to Costa Rica, bought a bucket car, raced Enduro, road 4-wheelers in the country and around the neighborhood in the snow, and saw Elvis's grave and a Kid Rock concert - all by the middle of March. I'll keep that spirit of adventure alive,Superman. Love you so. GG"

This tribute was added by Cindy Black on 25th December 2011

"Merry Christmas Brother.  It has been a difficult holiday to get through without you.  There haven't been many Christmases in our 55-56 years that we haven't spent together, so this one is especially sad.  I know that you are enjoying it from heaven above and are with us in love and spirit.  Love you Brother.  Merry Christmas to you in Heaven.  Cindy Black, loving sister."

This tribute was added by Joanne Jennings on 18th December 2011

"Roger's generous spirit still touches my heart everyday. Last year around Christmas, Roger dropped off the best teacher gift I've ever gotten - the B.O.B chair. He remembered how much I liked Chris's Giant folding chair and ordered one specially for me and my students. Now every time my kids curl up in the B.O.B. chair with a good book, I smile and think how much Roger has given to me."

This tribute was added by Mark Billingslea on 5th December 2011

"I was always impressed at how important Roger’s children were to him.  It wasn’t so much that he would say “they’re important”, but he was always talking about them or telling me about their activities (now I wish I’d paid more attention to the details).  When I worked for Roger back in 2000/2001 I could always hear “the twins” in the background at his home office.  It was a riot!"

This tribute was added by AJ "Tony" Scotka on 21st November 2011

"I'll always remember the adventurous times we spent recreating and creating memories since 1985. From Houston to Austin to Cozumel, to Key West to LA we left a trail of awesome adventures. He was always inspirational and creative in every event we encountered. Roger taught me to enjoy life in so many ways. He always lived life to the fullest."

This tribute was added by Cindy Black on 20th November 2011

"I miss you more and more every day, brother.  You were especially in my thoughts yesterday at the tailgate party, then the hockey game.  Ryan was in his dress blues and did the cermonial puck drop.  Christy was there, Joanne was there, and although there was one empty seat next to us, and I know you were enjoying the game with us.  Love you brother."

This tribute was added by Joanne Jennings on 9th November 2011

"It's so hard to believe you're gone, Roger Doger. I miss you more each day. We went riding out in east Texas last weekend and all the way there I kept thinking how hard it was going to be without you. Then, Chris pulled his Yamaha off the trailer and it wouldn't start. Cindy and I both said, "Roger's here!" You just had to mess with us a little -  Razor memories.  Love you always, Superman"

This tribute was added by Jeff Parker on 9th November 2011

"Roger was a great guy and a true friend.  He'll truely be missed by many many people.  He's left a great legacy through his children and countless hours of volunteer work.  Have a campfire going and a few great stories waiting for me until we meet again someday."

This tribute was added by Steve Babick on 2nd November 2011

"Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Remembering your dedication and commitment to help make our Neighborhood a better place to live through tireless board and committee involvment will not be forgotten.

Highlands Neighborhood Association, Carrollton, TX"

This tribute was added by Terry Taylor on 2nd November 2011

"I remember many things about you, but your willingness to help others really stands out to me. Taking over as membership director for the car club was a big help to me personally and to the car club as a whole. And when I need my painter to see the "perfect red" you gladly went out of your way to show him your car.  Prayers of comfort to the family.  Friend/Car Club Member, Murphy, TX"

This tribute was added by Joanne Jennings on 30th October 2011

"It's a beautiful Sunday evening in Texas. I feel you all around me today - great weather, great friends, and great music....only thing missing is you! I know we'd be having a great time! Love you more than ever Superman. See you on the other side."

This tribute was added by Mickey & Annette Swaggerty on 29th October 2011

"Roger will be greatly missed. His passion for first generations was admired and history with building our club will always be remembered and appreciated. Thank you Roger, for your dedication and sharing your love of Camaros with all of us.

North Texas Camaro Club Members, Plano, TX"

This tribute was added by Scott McKee on 29th October 2011

"Over the years, we've had the opportunity to camp with Roger & his children through YMCA Adventure Guides. Roger started the Blackhawks tribe, led the Thunderclouds tribe, was a leader of the Adventure program, & a friend to all who were in the program. Through Roger’s leadership, countless dads & their children have created wonderful memories.  Thank you Roger, you will not be forgotten."

This tribute was added by Joanne Jennings on 26th October 2011

"I miss you Superman. Everything changed when I met you because you reminded me how wonderful life can be( especially when you hang around a fearless, fun loving, good looking Georgia boy). Even in your darkest hours you never lost faith, never lost hope, and never stopped believing every new day was a blessing. I thank God everyday he blessed me with you. I love you Roger Jackson. GG."

This tribute was added by Matt Wissig on 25th October 2011

"I have a vast appreciation for Rogers adventurous side. One of my first memories of Roger was he and I driving in his camaro. I asked him how fast it went, and he simply pressed down the gas pedal rather than verbally responding. It's also because of Roger and Michelle that I got to experience lake Powell in Page Arizona. I'll never forget the fun times I spent with Uncle Roger."

This tribute was added by Bill Roy on 25th October 2011

"Roger played an important volunteer role in the North Texas Camaros car club. He loved that Camaro of his and supported the car club as Membership Manager for 2 years. I know he is driving a Camaro convertible up there that will never need any repairs. Roll on Roger..

Bill Roy, Friend from Texas - North Texas Camaro Club"

This tribute was added by Mindy Allen on 25th October 2011

"RIP Roger...our prayers are with you Cindy and your family

Sam & Mindy Allen, Arvada, Colorado -  Friend"

This tribute was added by Kay Schlankey on 25th October 2011

"While your journey here on earth was cut short, it was not short-lived. You lived life full and harnessed the fun and excitement the Lord blessed us all with on this good earth. What an example to us all not to waste the moments we've been given. I hope you'll enjoy of the great water skiing on the calm waters of heaven. God's speed & peace be with you and your loved ones."

This tribute was added by Brenda Moore on 25th October 2011

"May your memory live on in the lives of your children, family & friends. You were adored by many and enjoyed life to the fullist. Rest in peace and the Lord bless your family & friends as they celebrate your amazing life.

Brenda Moore, Carrollton, TX - Friend (October 19, 2011)"

This tribute was added by Cindy Black on 25th October 2011

"I am blessed to have had you as my brother & friend. I look back & think about how much of my life that you have influenced and am in awe to see how many other people's lives you had touched and made an impact on as well. I know you are already cutting new riding trails at a higher altitude, where I will ride with you again some day. Give Mom, Dad & Grandma a kiss for me.  RIP Brother."


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