ForeverMissed

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).

October 15, 2022
October 15, 2022
Hey dad this day is always so hard but I know you wouldn’t want anybody you love to be sad. Every year I say when will this pain get better and I’ve come to realize that it will never stop just like the love for you. I miss you so much. I have so much to share with you but somehow I know you are here with me. I’ve reconnected with Aunt Cindy and it feels like I got a part of you back in my life. I’m so happy to have her and I know this makes you smile.
I’m still making you proud every chance I get. I made the Deans list and I know you would be elated if you were here. Until next time, just know you are always on my mind and in my heart. I love you dad!
October 15, 2022
October 15, 2022
11 years since you left us and it still feels like yesterday. I miss you and think about you all the time. Your passing left a huge hole in my heart and a significant absence in my life. I know I will see you again, and am thankful that you are in the loving arms of our Lord. Love you Brother.....
July 6, 2022
July 6, 2022
Zup Buddy - I'm prepping my '16 YZ450?FX for the Annual meet the TX DouchBags at Taylor Park trip. So many Great Memories. Every year we talk about how you were the one who started the tradition, talking all of your buddies into making that 1,300 mile trip to Colorado every summer. Well guess what, 20 years later - still doing it. Still just smile whenever I think of you, and that's "all the time". :)
June 30, 2022
June 30, 2022
My dear brother Roger, I miss you just as much now as when you left us. My four favorite men in my life together in heaven. I think about you, Dad, Terry and Chris every day. I'm so thankful we were able to spend so much time together after I moved to Texas. Our memories will live forever in my heart until we meet again. Love you brother.
June 30, 2022
June 30, 2022
Hey Dad,
It’s been a while but you and your memory are all over my social media. Dad I’m 8 months from receiving my Bachelors Degree in psychology, I’m on the Dean’s List and I wish so badly you were here to share in my successes. Happy Birthday, fly with the angels over the ocean today and know that you are truly loved and missed EVERY DAY!
Love,
Mandy
June 29, 2022
June 29, 2022
Happy Heavenly Birthday, Superman!
Tomorrow you would have been 67 in age, but surely 27 in attitude :)

You are loved more now than ever and missed more than you could ever know!

See you at the bench ;)

Love you always,
GG
October 15, 2021
October 15, 2021
Miss you more today than yesterday, especially since our brother Terry just recently joined you. Nobody will ever be able to fill your boots Roger.  Your memory is all I have left, but it will last me a lifetime, or until I see you again. You have brought so many smiles to my face over the years and the many stories around the campfire are mostly happy memories that involve you. I love you brother. I'll see you tonight on the lake.
June 30, 2021
June 30, 2021
Hey Roger, just want to send up my love to you and let you know how much I think about you, how much I miss you, and how much I love you. Happy Birthday in heaven, but it's not just today I think about you, it is every day. My life hasn't been the same without you, as you were my number one BEST FRIEND, and I cherished our talks, visits, lake trips, riding trips and just cool evenings by the pool sharing a beer. I can't wait to see you, Chris and Big Mike again, but until then....remember how much I love you, and how great our brother-sister bond was. You are missed. Love you brother!
October 15, 2020
October 15, 2020
Hey Superman. Sad today. Almost 10 years without you and it never gets easier. I miss all the strength, kindness, respect, and love you brought into my life. Luckily, that force lives on, but I'd give anything to hold you close just one more time. You are and always will be my one true love. GG
October 15, 2020
October 15, 2020
It's hard to believe that it has been 9 years since I lost you. I still miss our conversations, hanging out at the lake, 4-wheeling/dirt bike riding or just sitting by your pool enjoying each others company. You were not only my brother, but my best friend and I miss you as much now as I did when you left us. I miss the laughing, the stories by the campfire and your always smiling face.  I will see you again some day, but until then enjoy riding the trails of heaven with the other love of my life, Chris. Love you Brother!
June 30, 2020
June 30, 2020
I will never stop loving you Superman! You are the love of my life! Miss you everyday. Tonight I went fishing at the lake with a Bud light and a shot of Crown! Always yours- GG
June 30, 2020
June 30, 2020
Wow brother, you would have been 65 today. I am going to your favorite place this weekend, American Flag Mountain in Colorado, and scattering Chris' ashes and Big Mikes ashes, alongside yours. I also am placing a new memorial stone on top of the mountain in your memory. Your buddy, Bill Slawson will be riding with us, as will the love of your life, Joanne,;as I take Chris on his final Colorado ride. Keep blazing those trails in heaven. I love you and miss you every single day. Your life impacted so many people, but none more than mine. I love you brother.
October 15, 2019
October 15, 2019
Love you and miss you Brother. I know you and Chris are tearing up the trails of heaven together now. A day does not go by when I do not think of you. Until I see you again, my love to you always and forever.
June 30, 2019
June 30, 2019
Think of you often Roger. I so appreciated you as my boss and friend.
June 30, 2019
June 30, 2019
I miss you everyday brother. It's just not been the same without having you to talk too, lean on and to get advice from. At least now you are joined by your good friend Chris, my husband, and I'm sure you guys are blazing new trails through heaven. Until I see you again, love you brother.
June 30, 2018
June 30, 2018
Hey Superman! I wish we were toasting your big day with a shot of Crown and a bud light chaser on your boat on the lake while planning our next crazy adventure. Instead, I m sitting in a Motel 6 in the middle of the desert missing you with all
my heart. I love you forever. GG.
June 30, 2018
June 30, 2018
Happy Birthday brother. I miss the many times that I shared with you....the talks by the pool, the cookouts, volleyball games & camping trips, 4-wheeling & trail riding, hanging out with the kids on our boats, tying our boats up at Party Cove, Sneaky Pete's & Twin Peaks. Most of all I miss your great smile, your infinite wisdom, your love for your children, your faith in your God, and your being the best brother anyone could ever ask for. You gave me the one piece of advice that I cherish and have carried through the years. I love you brother.
October 15, 2017
October 15, 2017
Hey Superman,
Can't believe its been 6 years. Seems like a long time, but no amount of time can fill this huge empty space in my heart and my life. You are and will always be the love of my life. MYF. GG
June 30, 2017
June 30, 2017
Happy Birthday, Superman. If I could have one wish today....well, we all know what it would be. Think about you everyday, literally, and wonder about all the new memories you should be making. I m just so thankful for all the wonderful memories I hold so dear. I 'll love you always. GG.
June 30, 2017
June 30, 2017
Happy Birthday brother. I think of you and miss you every single day. Life on this earth is just not the same without you, but I know that I will see you again one day in heaven. Love you Brother.
October 25, 2016
October 25, 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!!
October 17, 2016
October 17, 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.
October 15, 2016
October 15, 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
October 15, 2016
October 15, 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!
July 1, 2016
July 1, 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.
June 30, 2016
June 30, 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.
June 30, 2016
June 30, 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
July 1, 2015
July 1, 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
June 30, 2015
June 30, 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.
June 30, 2015
June 30, 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.
May 19, 2015
May 19, 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!
March 30, 2015
March 30, 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.
February 14, 2015
February 14, 2015
Superman - You will always be the greatest love of my life. Love you forever. GG
October 15, 2014
October 15, 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
October 15, 2014
October 15, 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
October 15, 2014
October 15, 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.
October 1, 2014
October 1, 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!!!
September 9, 2014
September 9, 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.
July 29, 2014
July 29, 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.
June 30, 2014
June 30, 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
April 15, 2014
April 15, 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.
March 30, 2014
March 30, 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.
February 14, 2014
February 14, 2014
Superman, you'll always be my Valentine. Love you forever. GG
January 1, 2014
January 1, 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.
December 25, 2013
December 25, 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.
November 4, 2013
November 4, 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!
October 16, 2013
October 16, 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.
October 15, 2013
October 15, 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.
October 15, 2013
October 15, 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
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October 15, 2022
October 15, 2022
Hey dad this day is always so hard but I know you wouldn’t want anybody you love to be sad. Every year I say when will this pain get better and I’ve come to realize that it will never stop just like the love for you. I miss you so much. I have so much to share with you but somehow I know you are here with me. I’ve reconnected with Aunt Cindy and it feels like I got a part of you back in my life. I’m so happy to have her and I know this makes you smile.
I’m still making you proud every chance I get. I made the Deans list and I know you would be elated if you were here. Until next time, just know you are always on my mind and in my heart. I love you dad!
October 15, 2022
October 15, 2022
11 years since you left us and it still feels like yesterday. I miss you and think about you all the time. Your passing left a huge hole in my heart and a significant absence in my life. I know I will see you again, and am thankful that you are in the loving arms of our Lord. Love you Brother.....
July 6, 2022
July 6, 2022
Zup Buddy - I'm prepping my '16 YZ450?FX for the Annual meet the TX DouchBags at Taylor Park trip. So many Great Memories. Every year we talk about how you were the one who started the tradition, talking all of your buddies into making that 1,300 mile trip to Colorado every summer. Well guess what, 20 years later - still doing it. Still just smile whenever I think of you, and that's "all the time". :)
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November 21, 2013

While searching to find my lost friend I came across this website, to my shock it was my friend Roger... My heart is pounding, surely this can't be true... I wondered why I could not find you why the calls went unanswered. Our time was short together but during that time we shared alot of good conversation and helped each other thru a difficult time. I will forever be grateful for the time I had with you and those long conversations we shared. Now I understand why the last time we talked you were so brief with me and said you would call me back... you never did! May you rest in peace my sweet friend.

My condolences to Rogers family and friends, especially Claire and Blake he spoke of you often and loved you so very much, you were truly his world. May the Lord hold you in arms and forever give you strenght to continue thru this life while your father watches you from heaven.  

TX / CA / FL

June 30, 2013

Spent the Weekend w/Tony Scotka & Family; & of course talked about the times the 3 of us were roommates; & he mentioned something you once said "it's all about making memories"; well remember the time you and A.J. went to California, & the airline [I forget which one] kept bumping you, in exch for Freq Flyer miles?  And then you use those mile to fly the 2 of us to Florida?  We landed in Ft. Lauderdale, but drove all the way across the state, visited an Ex-girlfriend [Marci], went on an Airboat ride in SW Florida, then went back across the state back to Isla Mirada [North of Key West], and then back up to Ft. Lauderdale to visit another ex [Mary Scott] and to also party in that city.  I remember on the 1st day driving the rental car, and taking a wrong turn or missing an exit on the Fl. turnpike, for which we had to drive like 30 miles in the wrong direction just to turn around; I was kind of annoyed w/myself for doing that - & you said "don't worry baby, I'm on vacation, & I will not suffer stress over going out of the way a few miles"; Just another one of those "memories" that make me smile when I think of you.  Happy Birthday in Heaven my brother; I still feel the love, and hope you do too!

 

Another Reason to Smile

January 1, 2013

Well RJ,  just 2 short years ago we were finishing up a skiing trip in Durango, CO; I was unemployed at the time & really couldn't afford to go, but just like several other dirt bike trips, Roger would just ask me to show up & bring the kids, & he would take care of the lodging and/or meals or whatever I might need.  He knew I'd pay him back, but it was unconditional. Maureen Ann Kenney, aka M.A.K., who was our skiing buddy in the 80's flew in from Vancouver, WA & shared her room w/the girls, while Roger, Grant, Alec & I crammed into another; & along with the Wallace tribe [Mike, Kate, Reagan, Savanah, Bobby & Cassie] we enjoyed some of the best skiing conditions, and the best get together with friends and party conditions that a man could ever hope for. What a memory to have.
I am also attaching a poem that my daughter wrote in your memory, like so many others, she was touched by you as well.  May God bless you, your family, friends and loved ones;
Bill Slawson & Family

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