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Roy D. Jackson

May 31, 1941 — March 16, 2024

Shinglehouse, PA

Roy D. Jackson                           “loving husband and missionary of Christ”

SHINGLEHOUSE, PA--- Roy D. Jackson, 82, a lifelong resident of Shinglehouse, PA, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 16, 2024, in his home surrounded by his loving family after a lengthy illness.

Born on May 31, 1941, in Bolivar, NY (Allegany County), he was the son of the late David Samuel Jackson and Rhoda Iantha Chain. On April 8, 1961, in Conneaut Lake at the Church of Faith, Roy married Carol Grayce Gamble. Together they shared almost 63 wonderful years of marriage.

Roy was a graduate of Oswayo Valley High School, a pipefitter at Dresser Rand for 29 years, and a member of the Gospel Tabernacle Church, located in Coudersport, PA. With a heart for people and missionary work, Roy dedicated his life to serving others. In fact he traveled to over 33 different countries and distributed Bibles through World Mission Alliance. When Roy was not traveling, he loved gardening because he liked (as he would say) “to watch things grow,” and he also enjoyed giving people garden vegetables and talking about the Lord. Around the house, Roy loved to sing, talk about books and mission trips, and share his wonderful sense of humor. Oftentimes, his family would say when he teased: “That was an RJ joke.” He will be greatly missed.

Surviving besides his wife are his four children, Deborah (Daniel) Plyler, David (Donna) Jackson, Laura (Neil) Childs, and Kathryn (Michael) Cook; his sister, Martha Foster; brothers, Virgil Jackson, Leon (Patty) Jackson, and Dale Jackson; 11 grandchildren; and 7 great -grandchildren.

Roy was predeceased by his parents, and his brothers Leonard Jackson, Victor Jackson, and Carl Jackson.

Friends are invited to attend a celebration of life service on Saturday, April 27, 2024, at 2PM at the Gospel Tabernacle Church, 420 US 6, Coudersport, PA, with the Rev. John Minor, pastor, officiating.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations for Bibles in Roy’s memory may be made online at under GIVING, Memo: Bibles.

Roy’s family entrusted his care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

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Service Schedule

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, April 27, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Coudersport Gospel Tabernacle

420 US-6, Coudersport, PA 16915

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