First Posted: 5/14/2009
MOUNT AIRY Mr. Roland Columbus R.C. Jackson, 82, of Mount Airy, husband of Ruby Goad Jackson, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2009, at Northern Hospital of Surry County. Mr. Jackson was born in Surry County, April 24, 1927, the son of the late the Rev. Walter and Nancy Alice Greenwood Jackson. Mr. Jackson was retired from Rays Restaurants and was a veteran of the United States Navy having served in World War II and was an avid Ham Radio Operator. As a youth Mr. Jackson was a member of Grace Moravian Church and later moved his membership to Haymore Memorial Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Ruby Goad Jackson of Mount Airy; two daughters and son-in-law, Vicki Chilton of Mount Airy and Lynn and Ray Lambert of Mount Airy; three grandchildren, Jennifer Wright and her husband Daniel of Cornelius, Emily Arrington and her fiance Brian Leftwich of Mount Airy and John Lambert of Mount Airy; one brother and sister-in-law, Arles and Edith Jackson of Viera, Fla.; sisters-in-law, Goldie Vogler and husband Earl of Pfafftown and Vergie Pardue of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and brothers-in-law, James Goad and his wife Carolyn, Ray Goad, George Goad and his wife Mary all of Mount Airy, and Glenn Goad of Elkin. In addition to his parents Mr. Jackson was preceded in death by one sister, Nancy Capps; and three brothers, James Jackson, Ralph Jackson and Wayne Jackson. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 16, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the Moody Funeral Chapel in Mount Airy with the service conducted by the Rev. Robert McCrary with burial to follow in Oakdale Cemetery with graveside rites by the VFW Memorial Honor Guard Mount Airy Post 2019 and Pilot Mountain Post 9436. The Jackson family will receive friends on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Northern Hospital of Surry County, 830 Rockford St., Mount Airy, NC 27030 or to Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care, 401 Technology Lane, Suite 200 Mount Airy, NC 27030. Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.com.