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Jackson, Curtis K.

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November 19, 1952 - December 8, 2014

Jackson, Curtis K.
Jackson, Curtis Kean (Curt)Curtis Kean Jackson was born on November 19, 1952 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and passed away on December 8, 2014 at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas.  He was a loving husband, father, brother and friend.

After graduating from Hillcrest High School in Dallas, he attended East Texas State University in Commerce, Texas and received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Foreign Languages and a master’s degree in Educational Technology with a minor in Counseling.  He began his career at the Windham School District of the Texas Department of Corrections in Huntsville, Texas.  Many of the inmates that came in contact with Curt after they had been released shared that Curt had been a positive influence on their lives.  It was during this time in his life that he met his future wife, Devana Tubaugh, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church where Curt had been a very active member of the parish.  They were married on November 2, 1985 and relocated to Dallas, Texas in 1987, where they joined and became active members St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church.  Curt held many positions at the church (Sr. Warden, Jr. Warden, Treasurer, Vestry member, Lay Eucharistic Minister, Altar Guild member, Healing Order of St. Luke, Men’s Group, St. Christopher’s Montessori School Board Member and caretaker).  He was always willing to do what needed to be done.

After working for Page Drug, Curt became a staff member of Highland Park Presbyterian Church in 1990.  He left the church in 2012 after 22 years when he had to file for disability due to being diagnosed with CIDP (chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy), a degenerative neurological disorder.

Curt was a Renaissance man. He was a voracious reader, writer, cook, painter, he spoke 4 languages and he could sew if he needed to create something.  He always wanted to learn new things and to challenge himself.   He also loved to travel and spoke often of his trips to Alaska, Great Britain, and to the New Orleans World Fair.  But his favorite activity, besides loving and caring for his family, was to serve his Lord in whatever capacity he was needed.  Curt had a servant’s heart.

Curtis was proceeded in death by mother, Mary Anne Kean Jackson, his grandmother, Dannie Margaret Kean, father, William Pleasant Jackson, father-in-law, Ray Tubaugh and sister-in-law, Dixie Kae Tubaugh Ellison.  He is survived by his wife, Devana Vae Tubaugh Jackson, son, Daniel Ray Jackson, brother, Tom Jackson and his wife Suzanne Gamboa, mother-in-law, Lorene Tubaugh, sister-in-laws Donna Pfannebecker and Drenda Tubaugh, brother-in-law, Jim Ellison and brother-in-law Darrin Tubaugh and his wife Vickie. Curt was also the loving uncle of a host of nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews, some who called him “Uncle Durt” when they were young.  He is also survived by our two loving Pomeranians, Tabitha and Tolie, who were his constant companions during his days at home.

The Celebration of Life for Curtis Jackson will be held on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church located at 7900 Lovers Lane, Dallas TX 75225 (located at the southwest corner of Lovers Lane and North Central Expressway). In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church or to St. Christopher’s Montessori School.

The world has lost a loving, kind, gentle, intelligent, sweet, helpful, faithful, loyal and compassionate man.  We are better people for having been a part of his world. 

“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant!  You have been faithful with a few things:  I will put you in charge of many things.  Come and share your master’s happiness!’” Matt. 25:23

Arrangements are under the direction of:
ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
10116 E. NW Highway
Dallas, Texas 75238

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J.T & Rhonda Hill

February 13, 2015 7:09PM

We are just hearing of the homegoing of our dear and loving friend, my buddy, Curt.Our world, my world, will not be the same knowing that Curt is no longer with us, physically.He will forever be with us in our hearts and our minds.There are not many people I have encountered in my lifetime that I can truly call friend, brother.God saw fit to enhance the better place we go to before we go to heaven and required that it needed my friend to spice up the place.I miss my friend. Devana, all our love and prayers to you, Danny, and all your family. GOD BLESS.

Ford family

December 22, 2014 4:14PM

Curt led a life of devotion to others, and so it was a life well lived. A wonderful guy with a great heart who will be missed. Our family has been lifelong friends with Anne and her sons and so we send our condolences to Tom, Suzanne, Devana and Danny. Be strong in this difficult time. - Brian Ford

Sylvia and Will Wingfield

December 16, 2014 10:55PM

Our hearts are with you all. We fondly remember a loving family who shared so much with a larger "family" of friends over the years, beginning with Curt's lovely mother Anne and carried on by Curt, Devana and Danny; Tom and Suzanne. We are grateful to you for happy memories and wish you comfort.

Maria Gamboa

December 15, 2014 5:09PM

Devana as Curt goes on to see his Father, I know the golden gates are wide open to him. I pray for peace in your heart knowing that Curt was a good servant of God.
Danny as your father marches in
with all the Saints, he will look down on you and I know you will forever hold him in your heart. God bless both of you.

Sallie Crotty

December 15, 2014 2:02PM

Devana and Danny,
We all loved Curt, and we love you too. We are filled with memories of a man who made us laugh, told fantastic stories, and "walked the walk." We miss him very much.

Margaret Thompson

December 14, 2014 6:37AM

Dear Devana and Danny my heart is breaking for you. I am praying for peace and healing in your family during this difficult time. Curt was a dear sweet man, and I know he is in heaven fully healed and waiting for you.