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The Mild-Mannered Rabble-Rouser

To meet him you would not know it, but he was. Horace Ray Jackson was born to Bertha M. and General Green Jackson on June 21, 1932 in Jacksonville, Florida. Picked on by older boys, this quiet young man learned early on to stand up for himself-at home, in school, in college, and in the military. He was smart, humorous, and very likable. He was a born leader, often challenging the system when he was sure he was right.

He met his soulmate Eva Runnels while serving in the military in San Antonio, Texas in 1958. In 1960, they married and moved to New York. From this union were born two children-Carolyn Renee and Horace Ray, Jr. Horace (Sr.) worked for the Federal Government for thirty-two years. Of his many passions, he enjoyed working with and encouraging young people, gardening, photography, and traveling extensively with his family the most. He was a God-fearing man and was well loved and respected by all who knew him.

Left to mourn his loss are his beloved wife of fifty-seven years, Eva, daughter Carolyn (Darrell), son Horace Ray Jr. (Felicia), grandchildren Silhouette and Horace Ray, III, brother-in-law Marion Runnels, sister-in-law Jewel Daffins, various nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a host of friends.

In lieu of flowers the family is requesting a donation to Pine Forge Academy