John Edward Jackson

August 19, 1930 - April 6, 2023

John Edward Jackson was born on August 19,1930 to Arti Mae Jackson Whitaker and Edward Osteen Jackson. John was born on his family homestead off of Osteen Street in Vidor, Texas. He grew up to share this same piece of land with his wife and children. John passed from this Earth on April 6, 2023, at his homestead of ninety-two years. John was married to the love of his life, Lillian Taylor Jackson for fifty-one years.

John and Lillian shared six children: Barbara Cady, John Jackson Jr. (Patricia), Brenda Henrich (Greg), David Moore, Ruby Shroeder (Tom), Robert Moore, and Austin Jackson (Lorelei). Together John and Lillian had eighteen grandchildren: Karen, Kathy, Stephanie, Jonathon, Matthew, Amanda, Christopher, Amy, Jessica, Ronnie, Tracey, Jerrid, Jake, Amanda, Brian, Julianna, Jack and Dahlia, and numerous great- grandchildren, nieces and nephews. John was survived by his sisters, Sandra Boulet (Charles) and Wanda Whiteside (Bob), sisters-in-law, Ethel Hunter (Sam) and Hilton Taylor.  John was preceded in death by his son, Jimmy Jackson, daughter, Brenda Henrich, son, David Moore, grandson, Joel Davis, and sister, Judy Ford. He leaves behind his beloved dog, Betsy. Special thanks to John’s granddaughter, Tracey Davis for her selfless love and care during John’s final months.

John was a member of the Salvation Army Church in Beaumont, Texas for more than sixty years, where he was the longest serving member.  He was employed as an Operator at Texaco for forty-four years. It was during his time at Texaco that he earned his nickname “Mule Killer”.  John enjoyed fishing and hunting with his long-time friend, Frank Cartlidge, and wife Irene. John joined the Vidor Volunteer Fire Department in 1953 at the age of 22 and served for over forty years. He served as a Deputy for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

A gathering of Mr. Jackson’s family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m., with his funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont, with his interment to follow at Rest Lawn Memorial Park, Vidor. Officiating for the service is Major Ken Fagan. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Davis Jr., Clifford Ford, Jr. Curtis Ford, Brian Foret, Austin Jackson, Jr. Jerrid Moore, Jake Moore, Matthew Henrich Christopher Henrich, and Johnathon Henrich.


Download Program

Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary McFaddin Ave.
  • 2000, Mcfaddin Avenue, Beaumont, Texas, 77701,
  • April 12, 2023
  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Funeral Service

Broussard’s Mortuary McFaddin Ave.
  • 2000, Mcfaddin Avenue, Beaumont, Texas, 77701,
  • April 12, 2023
  • 2:00 pm


Restlawn Memorial Park
  • 2725, N Main St, Vidor, TX, 77662,
  • April 12, 2023

Comments (3)

    Susan & Sam LeBlanc says:

    I am extremely overwhelmed emotionally seeing this. What a treasure of a man John was. He truly loved all, from his heart. As our Heavenly Father knows our plans for us, he gave John a wonderful life, as john gave to him. I am deeply saddened for the family, as he will be greatly missed. For Granny, I Love you so much and prayer’s daily for our heavenly father to continue to guide you through this very difficult time. Will always remember his beautiful smile. Love to all of you, Susan & Sam

    Sherry Sanford Stinnett says:

    John Jackson was a respected Christian. I met John roughly 20 years ago when His son, Austin, started dating and married my daughter Lorelei in 2006!
    He and Lillian raised a lot of kids and I know for a fact they did a great job with my son-in-law. John and Lillian started at an early age teaching Austin life values such as integrity and honesty as well as instilling in him the value of hard work. He got to travel and John taught him the skills of fishing, carpentry, and mechanics!
    John was a rare breed of man, and I will miss seeing him at family birthday parties and other family events. I will keep the faith Until God calls me home! We loved you John Jackson…….Barney and Sherry!

    Larry Patterson says:

    John was not only a great operator but a man of integrity. He was a joy to work with! You are in the presence of our Lord Jesus!! Prayers with the family!

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