Ronnie Gene Jackson, of Moore, Oklahoma, passed away on Saturday, September 2, 2023 at the age of 73. He was born February 28, 1950 in Durant, Oklahoma to Earl Loman and Ruby Catherine (Hedgecock) Jackson. Ron’s school days began at Earl Harris Elementary in Bethany, Oklahoma where he then completed all 12 years in the Bethany School District. He went on to earn his college degree in physics and math at the University of Central Oklahoma. He excelled in both those subjects and early on had the dream of becoming an astronaut.
Ron started working for the 7-Eleven Company at an early age. He became a store supervisor and then manager. He was a dedicated employee and treated those he supervised like family. Every Thanksgiving he would fix a big turkey dinner with all the dressings and deliver to the crew who was having to work the holiday. As part of the 7-11 Muscular Dystrophy fund, he gave tirelessly to fund raising through a huge cookout, spending much of his own money to support the cause. He retired from 7-Eleven in 2018.
As the youngest of eight children, Ron had plenty of protectors and influencers. He lost his father at a very young age, so being with family was always special. His mother had a strong work ethic who he said managed to instill in all her children. He also attributed his love for cooking and gardening to her.
Ron loved playing football in high school and as an adult became an avid OU fan. He would always gather a group of friends and family at his home to watch the game and have a huge spread of game day food. He absolutely loved playing golf and would travel all around the country to play on different courses. His two best friends witnessed him getting a hole-in-one. Unfortunately, it was not officially recorded but – we all know he did it!
In 2013, he went on a trip to the Philippines with a friend for snorkeling and scuba diving. That friend introduced him to her sister, Sarah. They were married on February 14, 2015. Ron went on a quest for Sarah to come to America and see all 50 states. They only made it to 11. Sarah was reminded every morning of how she was a blessing to Ron, but also how much he helped her understand America. When Sarah and her sister were preparing for their citizenship exams, Ron became their American history teacher! He volunteered as a math tutor and was even known to help babysit a few Filipino children.
In his philosophy of life, Ron believed you started over every day. No matter what you are doing, whether it is golfing, working, or building finances you start again right where you are. Don’t dwell on the past, put it behind you, and start anew! He lived this out with his employees, his family, and himself.
Ron is survived by his loving wife of 8 years, Sarah Jackson; daughters, Melissa Ann Jackson, Cynthia Dawn Jackson-Harmer, and Martine Yvette Jackson; grandchildren, Nicholas Harmer and Addy Harmer; siblings, Nedra Ann Mallow and James Loman Jackson; Nieces and Nephews; two special dog companions, Jack and Bridgette; along with many extended family members and friends.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Earl Loman and Ruby Catherine (Hedgecock) Jackson; and siblings, Ruben George Johnson, Monill Lane Johnson, Jo Margaret Johnson, Murray Dean Johnson, and Connie Lee Henderson.
We will celebrate Ron’s life at 10am on Friday, September 15, 2023 at Moore Funeral and Cremation.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be directed to Sarah Jackson to collect for Ron’s headstone.
Arrangements are under the direction of Moore Funeral and Cremation.
Sarah Jackson - For Ron's Headstone