Daniel Walker Jackson

Published 7:06 pm Thursday, July 27, 2017

Danny Jackson died July 26, 2017 at Bayview Nursing Home in New Bern. Danny is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mildred C. Jackson. He is also survived by his brother, Robert Jackson (Dora) of Wake Forest, NC, and his nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents, James and Jane Jackson, his brother Jack Jackson, half-sister Lois and his niece Robin Jackson.

Danny was born in Lumberton, NC and raised in Washington. After graduating Washington High School, Danny joined the US Navy and served during the Korean War aboard the USS St. Paul.

Danny and Mildred moved to New Bern in 1962 where he was hired as the Director of Purchasing for Craven County Hospital. In 1974 he became the Vice President of the Hospital and retired from this position in 1981. In 1981 he became involved in the founding and building of the New Bern Outpatient Surgery Center where he served as administrator until his retirement in 1995. While administrator of the surgery center he served as chairman of the NC Ambulatory Association.

Following his retirement, he operated Trent Woods Consultants, where he was the overseer of building several local physician and dental offices. He was also recognized as Health Care Provider of the Year by the Carolina East Foundation. Danny was a member of Broad St. Christian Church.

Danny was an outstanding boss and colleague to many. He made lasting friendships and always took care of his employees. He will be remembered for his generosity and love of life, and his special affection for our four-legged friends. To know Danny was to LOVE Danny; it was just that simple.

There will be a lakeside service Saturday, July 29, 11:00 am at Greenleaf Memorial Park with a celebration of his life immediately following at the home of Jerry and Jettie Pelletier, 413 Haywood Creek Dr.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Colonial Capital Humane Society, Broad St. Christian Church, Craven County Hospice or a favorite charity.

The family would like to thank the nurses/aides and staff of Bayview Nursing home for all their care and support. We would also like to thank Craven County Hospice for their care and support as well.

Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Cotten Funeral Home and Crematory.