Ollie Christopher Jackson May 30,1929-February 7,2022 (92)
Ollie Christopher Jackson (92) went home to be with the Lord peacefully in his sleep on Monday morning, February 7, 2022. Ollie was born May 30,1929 to Mattie and Ruben Jackson in Versailles, KY. He grew up singing in the Baptist church forming a quartet with his brother and two best friends. They would often sing old Negro Spirituals in acapella. He joined the army at a young age and served his tours of duty throughout Japan and Korea. Ollie was a Korean War Veteran.
His love of music and beautiful tenor voice would allow him the opportunity to work in showbusiness as an actor and singer. After military life he would continue to reside in Japan where he became a professional singer with a big band. Upon moving back to the states, he would continue his passion in showbusiness travelling throughout the country eventually to sign on with Pepper Records producing six secular songs as singles. In 1971 upon hearing the Seventh Day Adventist message, he quit showbusiness and dedicated his life and talents to furthering the Gospel through music. He and his wife at the time formed 3AM (Three Angels Message Enterprises, Inc.) in 1973 for the purpose of serving God in music. He would produce several Christian songs both on record and CD. He hosted a Christian radio show entitled “My Little World” from WGTS in Baltimore, MD along with several evangelical television shows throughout his years. Ollie would later retire as a government employee working for the Department of Defense in Procurement and retire again from the California State Department of Corrections as a State Correctional Officer working out of San Quinten State Prison.
Ollie found great joy and peace reading his Bible, spending time in the country, the beach or anywhere that would allow him to be outdoors. He loved camping and along with his two oldest children created the family name to be “Ye Ol’ Campers” while travelling around with a tent or in an RV on the weekends. Ollie also loved running, painting, and children. Most important to him was his love and dedication to the Lord and would be recognized as a Deacon and Elder in the Seventh Day Adventist church. He would often be asked to sing for the special music selection.
He was a father to three children and a grandfather to one. He is survived by his children Reuben L.B. Jackson (New Jersey), Madi D. Jackson (Cleveland, OH), and Naomi J. Jackson (Arizona) and his granddaughter Jada N. Covington (Cleveland, OH).
He was preceded in death by his mother Mattie Dealarmond (Coleman)Jackson, his father Ruben Christopher Jackson, and his brother George Jackson.
Services will be held in Sandusky, OH where he resided for the last seven years in the Ohio Veterans Home and will be laid to rest in the Military Cemetery there on the grounds.
*The family requests if you are planning to attend to wear something bright. Ollie loved bright colors and would want things to look festive. The family also asks that covid protocols be followed by wearing a mask.
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