Robert Wade Jackson
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Robert Wade Jackson
  • November 24, 1959 - May 7, 2017
  • Granite Shoals, Texas

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Robert Wade Jackson, 57, of Granite Shoals, passed away peacefully May 7th at home, surrounded by loved ones after a short battle with Colorectal cancer.

Born November 24, 1959 in Burnet, Texas, to Stanton and Betty (Floyd) Jackson, Robert married his high school sweetheart, Minnie Lou (Candy) Kring, October 25, 1976 in Burnet, Texas.

He was a self-employed heavy equipment operator, working in the Highland Lakes area for 35 years. Robert was a loving husband, father, and devoted family man who was loved and cherished by many. He was always willing to lend a helping hand and his door was always open to anyone. He never met a stranger.

Robert was an avid fisherman and hunter that enjoyed spending time in the outdoors with his family, even making the local newspaper a few times with fish he caught and bucks that he shot. He also enjoyed going to the Sand Drags with his family and breeding and raising show pigs for the FFA and 4H kiddos for the surrounding county stock shows.

He loved to BBQ for his family and friends and rarely made a cut of meat that didn't melt in your mouth, with a little traditional Texas BBQ taste and just the right amount of smoke.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and nephew Clifford Dwight Jackson.

Robert is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Candy Jackson, son James Stanton Jackson, daughters Misty and husband Clinton Davis and Pattie Jackson and boyfriend Martin Jones and grandson Everett Jones, brothers Dwight and wife Joddie Jackson, Bill Jackson, Willie Wall and wife Kim, Howard Wall and girlfriend Jessica Hancock, sister Polly Clark and husband Travis and step-mom Phyllis Jackson.

He is also survived by his aunt Judy and uncle L.D., uncle L.E. Floyd and Ray Goff, who considered Robert his hero and second father and Robert considered Ray as a second son, along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and close family friends.