Raymond C. Jackson 1928 - 2008 Brownstown, Ind.
Family graveside services for Raymond C. Jackson, 79, Lubbock, Texas, will be Saturday in Fairview Cemetery in Brownstown.Mr. Jackson died Monday, April 7, 2008.He was born May 7, 1928, in Medora, the son of Thornton C. and Flossie O. Jackson. He attended Indiana University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1952 and a Master of Arts degree in 1953. He received a doctorate from Purdue University in 1955.Mr. Jackson served in the U.S. Army Air Corps/U.S. Air Force for three years. He taught at the University of New Mexico from 1955 to 1958 and Kansas University from 1958 to 1971, where he was chairman of the interdepartmental Ph.D. program in genetics. He was a member of the Biological Sciences Faculty of Texas Tech University from 1971 to 1997, where he served as chairman and professor from 1971 to 1978. He was appointed to a Paul Whitfield Horn Professorship in 1980 and continued his research in genetics and cytogenetics as Horn Professor Emeritus from 1997 until his death.Mr. Jackson was a member of the Botanical Society of America; American Association for the Advancement of Science, where he was president of the Rocky Mountain Division from 1989 to 1990; Genetic Society of America; Genetics Society of Canada; American Society of Plant Taxonomists, International Organization of Plant Biosystematists; Delta Phi Alpha (National German Honorary Society); and Chi Sigma. He received the Botanical Society of America Certificate of Merit in 1992 for outstanding contributions to cytogenetics, a Special Service Award from the Mid-continent Section of the Botanical Society of America in 1998 and the President's Award from the SWARM Division of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1994. He published numerous scientific articles in national and international scientific journals.He married T. June Snyder on Oct. 24, 1947, in Brownstown. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include a son, Jeff, Salt Lake City, Utah; a daughter, Rebecca J. Hale, Cheyenne, Wyo.; two brothers, Roscoe and John, Medora; two sisters, Mary Abner, Brownstown, and Maxine Spurgeon, Freetown; two grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.The family suggests memorials to the Institutional Advancement Department of Bio-medical Sciences in Texas, sent in care of Rix Funeral Directors, 1901 Broadway, Lubbock, TX 79401.