November 9, 1928 – October 10, 2015
Carrol Jackson passed away on October 10, after an extended illness. Carrol was born in Mangum, Oklahoma on November 9, 1928 to Dr. B.M. and Annie Jackson. After living in Albuquerque, Ft. Worth, and Enid he moved to Miami, Okla., where he graduated from high school. There he met and married Shirley McCuskey in 1950.
Carrol graduated from Oklahoma Military Academy in Claremore and after marriage, continued his education at the University of Houston. Carrol served in the military twice, first in occupation forces in Japan and years later during the Korean War stationed in Germany. A man of many interests, Carrol was a sportscaster for high school and college athletics, including radio and commentary. He owned and operated a local radio station. He was instrumental in forming a news radio network. He also worked for NECO in Vinita. As a member of the National Finals Rodeo Association, Carrol produced and announced many rodeos. He was an office manager for the National Finals Rodeo for many years in Oklahoma City.
An active church worker his entire life he was a member of First Baptist Church in Miami, Oklahoma where he taught a Sunday school class at a nursing home for over 20 years, served terms as Brotherhood Chairman and a weekly usher. In Edmond he was an active member at Henderson Hills. A volunteer at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital and was a community service volunteer for 10 years with AARP. Recently he volunteered at O. U. Medical center. Carrol and Shirley moved to Edmond in 2005 to be near family.
Carrol worked part time for Timberlake Construction until October 2013 while living in Edmond.
Carrol leaves behind his wife, Shirley, daughters Laurie Prater, Kim Carter and Sarah Timberlake and their spouses, 6 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren.
A memorial service will 1pm Tuesday October 13, 2015 at Henderson Hill Baptist Church in Edmond. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Humanity Hospice at 13924 Quail Pointe Drive Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73134