John Wayne Jackson

John Wayne Jackson, 51 of Waco, passed away Saturday, April 7, 2018 in Waco.

Visitation: 5:00 to 7:00 PM Friday, April 13, 2018

Funeral Service: 11:00 AM Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel

John Wayne Jackson was born on August 23, 1966 in Lott, Texas to Altus Jackson and Precious Octavia Jackson. After leaving Lott, he attended Tennyson Jr. High where he played football. He then attended Waco High School where he excelled in basketball. He placed 1st in the Vocational Opportunities Club of Texas state convention where he was the only Texas student to win a full scholarship to Arizona Institute where he became a state licensed HVAC technician. He also attended TSTI from 1988-1989 where he played on the basketball team while earning his certification in television servicing. Later, he became a member of the Alumni Association as well. Over the years he obtained his associates degree from MCC as well as other licenses and certifications.

He played basketball in Church leagues, as well as softball for Fresnius, all while being a dialysis patient. John met his wife, Roemeters, in 2004, and they were married on October 27, 2009. He was a member of Mt. Zion Missionary Church. John loved his family, friends, and his dog Mr. Bonez.

If you ever met him, you had a friend for life. John made all of us laugh so hard we would cry. We will never meet someone like him in this lifetime. He is already missed.

He leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Roemeters Jackson; son Adrian Jackson; sisters Rita and Debra Jean Mozee, Berniece Johnson, Shelia Jackson Hodges and Letha Jackson Reeves; nephew Rodney Mozee and wife Mary; 4 sisters-in-law; 6 brothers-in-law; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He loved his mother-in-law Eloise (MaMa) Mason and childhood friend to the end, Troy Miles.

Lake Shore Funeral Home and Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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Condolence Messages

  1. Minnisha DeGrate :

    I am so sorry for your loss…may God strengthen your family during this difficult time.

  2. Marilyn Taylor :

    Praying for the family

  3. Claudia Holmes Proxter -TSTC Retiree (Student Accounting) :

    I remember John from TSTC. Always smiling. Could light up the office just by walking in the room. My condolences to his family and friends. He will be missed.

  4. Karen Bailey McDowell :

    May God bless and strength the family will never forget you John John childhood memories of you living in Lott Tx and going to elementary school together. Rest easy my friend.
    Karen Bailey McDowell

  5. Roshanda Prior :

    God has called one of his best warriors home.

  6. My lil bro. Always had a smile and a big respect for me whenever I saw him.Mannnn we had some good times playing ball at Bledsoe Miller. Whenever I saw him we would talk about old times.Go over a whole childhood in about 20mins. You will truly be missed lil bro.My friend my eastside fam. R.I.H. Love your friend Jerry Neal.

  7. You are so very much in my prayers. Keep your faith in the good Lord and he will ease your pain and make a way for you. I love you so much Rocus ! May God bless you and may he keep you !!! 😇🙏

  8. Angel Perales :

    RIP NEIGHBOR. John you will truly be missed man. Me and my wife send our Condolences. We send our deepest sympathy for the entire family. May GOD BLESS you all and keep HIS LOVING ARMS around you. RIP ACTION JACKSON.

  9. Patrice Slaughter Caufield :

    I am sorry for your loss iam praying God will give you strength and peace during this time.💘 you ms Pat

  10. Katrina Evans Etienne :

    My hearth goes out to the family. I attended TSTI with John. He always had a smile on his face. I have been searching for this family for years. I knew John and Rita for years. Rita would you please give me a call 832-651-0893

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