Eugene “Gene” Jackson

Published 1:29 am Sunday, August 7, 2011

Mr. Eugene “Gene” Reid Jackson, age 74, a resident of 505 Maple St., Pantego, died Thursday, August 4, 2011 at his home.
Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Sunday, August 7, 2011 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven and will be conducted by Father Jim Harold Lupton. Burial will follow in Yeatesville Cemetery.  J.W. Billmyer III, Donald Gibbons III, Stuart Ricks and Jeff Larsen will serve as pallbearers.
Mr. Jackson was born on May 25, 1937 in Beaufort County to the late Roy and Margaret Robbins Jackson. He was a 1955 graduate of Pantego High School and graduated in 1957 from Chowan Junior College with a degree in general business. On October 11, 1985 he married Naomi Cannon who preceded him in death on July 23, 2003. He was a meat inspector with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture for fifteen years and was a member of the Southern Dismal Wildlife Club.
Survivors include his daughter, Jennifer J. Leksen and husband Joel of Spartanburg, South Carolina, his stepdaughter, Karen Keeney and husband Steve of Franklinton, North Carolina, his brother, Roy Jackson, Jr. of Terra Ceia, two grandchildren, John Billmyer of Raleigh and Shanna Billmyer of Franklinton, North Carolina. He was preceded in death by one brother, Charles “C.C.” Jackson.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm Saturday, August 6, 2011 at Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven and other times at the home.
Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to the Pungo District Hospital, 210 East Front St., Belhaven, NC 27810 or to the Pantego Fire Dept., P. O. Box 67, Pantego, NC  27860.
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