DELMAR, Md. - Edward Lee Jackson 65 of Delmar, passed peacefully from this life surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at Salisbury Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, after a four month battle with cancer. Ed was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend and will be greatly missed by those who loved him. He was born at home in Willards, MD on February 25, 1947 the son of Joyce M. Jackson of Parsonsburg and the late George L. Jackson. Ed was a helicopter Crew Chief for the 210th Aviation – 1st Aviation Brigade in Viet nam 1967-68. He was also a Staff Sergeant for the Maryland National Guard H.H.D. 115th Military Police at the Blair Lee Crockett Armory in Salisbury, where he served as Armor and drove the bus for out of town trainings. Ed was very proud to have served his country and retired after 20 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion Post #64 and a lifetime member of the V.F. W. Post 164 in Salisbury. He was employed by Perdue Farms Inc. on Zion Church Road as a Senior Maintenance Mechanic and retired in 2002 with 31 years of service. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan, enjoyed classic car shows, classic western movies and spending time with family and friends. Ed was a member of Christ United Methodist church in Salisbury since 1998 and enjoyed attending the 11:00 am service and other church events.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Sandra K. Jackson; two children, Bridget Millar and her husband, James of Leesburg, VA and Sean Jackson and his wife, Heather of Delmar, DE; two grandchildren: Noah Jackson and Emma Millar; his siblings, Elizabeth Walker and her husband, Boyde of Fruitland, Richard Jackson and his wife, Joanne of Eden, David Jackson of Parsonsburg, Carol Navarre and her husband, George of Salisbury, Kay Butler and her husband, Walt of Salisbury and Joyce Moats of Delmar; several aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins; his mother-in-law, Doris Banks of Delmar and his brother-in-law, Gary Richardson of Salisbury. We wish to extend our thanks for the excellent care he received from the station 6 health care staff and support from his family, church and friends during Ed's illness.
A visitation for family and friends will be held Wednesday, August 22, 2012 from 6 to 8 PM at Holloway Funeral Home. A Service of Celebration will be held on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 11 am at Christ United Methodist Church in Salisbury, where family and friends may call one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Bill Green will officiate. Interment will be in Springhill Memory Gardens in Hebron. Memorial contributions may be sent in Ed's memory to Christ United Methodist Church, 211 Phillip Morris Dr., Salisbury, MD 21804. Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, P.A., 501 Snow Hill Rd, Salisbury, MD 21804. Please visit Holloway Funeral Home's website to express condolences to the family.