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In Memory of

Marvin R. Jackson

November 8, 1939 - August 8, 2017

Obituary


GySgt. Marvin Russell Jackson, USMC, (Ret), 77, passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2017 surrounded by his family. A graveside service with Full Military Honors will be held Friday, August 11, 2017 at 11:00am in Fairview Methodist Church Cemetery in Forsyth with Jim Grigsby and Rev. James Jackson officiating. The family will greet friends Thursday night from 6:00pm until 8:00pm at Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Marine Corps League, Middle Georgia Det. 970, P.O. Box 4723, Macon, 31213, to buy toys for the Marine's Toys for...

GySgt. Marvin Russell Jackson, USMC, (Ret), 77, passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2017 surrounded by his family. A graveside service with Full Military Honors will be held Friday, August 11, 2017 at 11:00am in Fairview Methodist Church Cemetery in Forsyth with Jim Grigsby and Rev. James Jackson officiating. The family will greet friends Thursday night from 6:00pm until 8:00pm at Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Marine Corps League, Middle Georgia Det. 970, P.O. Box 4723, Macon, 31213, to buy toys for the Marine's Toys for Tots program.

Marvin was born in Lamar County, Georgia to Ruby Compton Jackson and the late J.W. Jackson. He was a retired Gunnery Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps and served in the Vietnam War, receiving the Bronze Star Medal with a Combat "V". Marvin also received the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, earned during the Vietnam War, awarded by the Vietnamese Government. He was also a member of the Marine Corps League, Middle Georgia Det. 970.

In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife of 43 years, Lafran Gossett Jackson of Forsyth; sons, Martin Howard of Perry and Pack Jackson of Fort Campbell, Kentucky; daughters, Molly Smith of Forsyth and Lanya Lewis of Griffin; 11 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; sister, Dianne Walker of Forsyth; and brothers, Henry Jackson of Perry, Florida and Horace Jackson of Calhoun.

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Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.