LUGOFF – A private graveside service for Olin Earl "PapaO" Jackson, 83, will be held in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Stephen Jordan will officiate. A public Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date at Rowan Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rowan Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Jackson passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Born in Lugoff, he was a son of the late John Boykin and Etta Dowey Jackson. Mr. Jackson served in the U.S. Army, S.C. National Guard and retired from DuPont. He was a member of the Rowan Presbyterian Church. He was president of Mule and Equine Association for 18 years and organized the Wateree Saddle Club. Mr. Jackson devoted his time to help with many fundraising events such as the American Heart Association, and youth at Rowan Presbyterian Church. He organized an annual “Olin Jackson Chicken Stew” fundraiser which was in its 42nd year.
Surviving are his wife, Sylvia Kay Jackson; children, Tammie Smith (Jay) of Lugoff, Mandy Bowers (Randy) of Lugoff, Tony Jackson (Doris) of N.C., Mark Jackson (Erica) of Elgin; 6 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, Donald Jackson.