Roger Alan Jackson

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Roger Alan Jackson, 67, of Bluffton, SC passed away on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at his new home in Sun City-Hilton Head. Roger and his wife, Becky, recently moved there from Morristown, TN.

Roger is preceded in death by his parents, Oral Fay and Reba Mullenix Jackson. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Becky; one son, Travis Glen, of Carrizo Springs, TX, and two daughters, Danielle Rebekah Jackson, of Nashville, TN and Kaela Margaret Jackson, of Lansing, MI. Roger’s sisters, Terri Mullenix-Jackson, Carol Stephens, and Karen Quillen (John) all of Jonesborough, TN. He was also loved and survived by his in-laws, Phillip and Shirley Bush of Lowville, NY, brothers-in-law, Matt Bush (Holly) of Watertown, NY, Dan Bush of Charlotte, NC, sisters-in-law, Deb Hirschy (Marty) of Beach Lake, PA, Jacqueline Johndrow (Michael) of Warrick, NY, and Laurie Daley (Bernie) of Lowville, NY. He was blessed with numerous nieces and nephews on both sides of the family.

Roger was a college baseball coach. His passion for the game took root at Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, where he met the love of his life, Becky. From there he moved to Mount Olive College, Mt. Olive, NC and finally Walters State Community College in Morristown, TN. He had many great “kids” come through his program, and each grew to share his love and passion for his sport. He took great pride in making sure that they had a fun while doing it. After coaching, Roger became the Athletic Director at David Crockett High School and then Principal at Daniel Boone, where he stayed until he retired in November of 2016. He absolutely loved his Boone family, his peers, the teachers and mostly the kids.

To all who knew him, Roger will always be remembered for his impish grin and love of life. One of the many folks who have reached out to his family stated simply that Roger could always be relied on for two things: a good laugh and great advice. No one could say it better.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 to approximately 2:00, followed by a memorial service on Saturday, May 26th at Sauls Funeral Home, 90 Simmonsville Road, Bluffton, SC 29910.

In addition, there will be a Celebration of Life at Daniel Boone High School, 1440 Suncrest Drive, in Gray, TN 37615 on Tuesday, May 29th. The family will receive friends from 2-4 followed by a host of friends that will pay tribute to Roger’s life.