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Bobby Jackson

December 5, 1951 — January 26, 2024

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For those interested; who are not able to attend, Bobby Jackson's memorial service on February 24th at 2pm CST in person at the Martha Luigi Auditorium in Rockport, Texas; we will be livestreaming the service on YouTube.  The link can also be used to view it on YouTube at any time after the service has ended.

Robert Milton (Bobby) Jackson( age 72) passed away on January 26th, 2024 in Rockport, Texas.

Bobby was born on December 5, 1951, to Norvell and Neva Jackson from Rockport, Texas. He was pre-deceased by paternal grandparents Stephen Ford and Irene Jackson, maternal grandparents John Duncan and Neva Miles Porter, and his sister Mary Lucille Jackson. He is survived by his brother N.F. Jackson, Jr. (Eric), John Porter Jackson, (Debbie), step-daughter Jayelynn Nesloney(Randall) and Brooklynn and Brody, and niece Sarah Jackson (great nephew Jackson Wundt, and great niece Ainsley Wundt) and nephew Collin Jackson (Zach Westlake) nieces Kelly Biar (Scott)great nephews Andrew Biar, Jeremy Biar (Megan), great niece Carina Biar, and great nephew Braden Biar, niece Mandy Ahr and great nephew Oliver Snyder, and many first cousins.

Bobby was baptized and raised in the First Presbyterian Church in Rockport, Texas and attended school in Aransas County Independent School District where he later taught for 45 years. Upon graduation he attended Texas A&I University where he earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in education. At Texas A&I Bobby became an active member in the Sigma Chi Fraternity and was the Magister in the Zeta Pi Chapter for several years.

While growing up in the First Presbyterian Church he attended Sunday school , also singing in the church choir since the age of 12. He was active in the church youth group and later became an elder in the church as an adult.

Scouting was always a big part of the entire Jackson family. Bobby became active as a Cub Scout in Pack 49 and a Boy Scout in Troop 49 as did his two brothers. All of them achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and each were active in the Order of the Arrow and became Vigil Honor Members along with their father. Bobby followed his brother John as Chief of the Karankawa Lodge Order of the Arrow. While in scouting all three brothers also served for several years on the camp staff. It was while serving on the staff that Bobby was motivated to later become a lifetime schoolteacher. His job on the staff was teaching "non-swimmer" scouts how to swim during their one week at summer camp, and that became the spark that started his interest in education.

Bobby had many accomplishments and accolades during his teaching career, served on The Aransas County Historical Society board and was honored by the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce as Citizen of the Year.

But Bobby's passion for teaching resulted in his becoming a local legend because of his teaching style which at one time was recognized by Texas Monthly Magazine. Bobby also performed many acting monologues in costume for numerous history presentations and events over the years.

Recently the Aransas County Historical Society recognized Bobby for his lifetime achievement in history education in a special edition of the Society's quarterly newsletter. His brothers have said Bobby's highest honor was being remembered by hundreds of former students over the 45 years as "The best teacher I ever had". The special edition of this newsletter can be found at this website The newsletter includes articles written by his brother, former students, co-workers, fellow Historical Society board members, and former high school classmates.

Donations in memory of or in honor of Bobby can be mailed to Rockport-Fulton ISD Education Foundation, P.O. Box 195, Rockport, TX 78381, the First Presbyterian Church, 301 Hwy. 35N, Rockport, TX 78382 and the South Texas Council Boy Scouts of America, 700 Everhart, Bldg. A Corpus Christi, TX 78411.

A special memorial service will be held in the Martha Luigi Auditorium at Rockport-Fulton ISD at 2PM on Saturday February 24th, followed by a reception at the High School Commons on campus.

A special thanks to the staff at Gulf Point Plaza, Rockport Nursing and Rehab, Harbor Hospice, and especially Tommy Washington

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Bobby Jackson, please visit our flower store.


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