- February 5, 1946 - February 21, 2013
- China Spring, Texas
of Michael's Passing
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“Dear Chris, Jessica, and Parker, My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. You all were special friends and neighbors when you were...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Judy Hardin - Aubrey, TX
“I have not seen Mike in many years but when I lived in Waco I called Mike a friend. I also played tennis with him and made a memorable fishing trip...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Keith Kennedy - Dallas, TX
“Marilyn and I are very saddened by the loss of Michael. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
3 of 20 | Posted by: Larry Barnett - TX
“Mike & I lived in the same neighborhood in our childhood - I don't remember if we met in elementray school at Lamar or Jr.High at Jefferson. One...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Jacque Eagon - Rowlett, TX
“My thoughts and prayers go out to Mike's Family in this time of loss. We will all miss Mike's kindness and friendliness. He was a good friend and we...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: Edward Martin - Belton, TX
“Sending you love and light. I love y'all.
6 of 20 | Posted by: Katie Kaga - Austin, TX
“Mike was a good friend and golf buddy. We played many rounds of golf together at Lake Waco Golf Club. He had many friends at the Lake. He will be...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Ron Moody - Waco, TX
“Jessica - my deepest sympathies on your loss.
8 of 20 | Posted by: Martha - San Francisco, CA
“We are sending our love to each of you that is hurting at this time in the loss of one special guy.
9 of 20 | Posted by: James & Frances Clay - Woodway, TX
“The Batson family mourns with you the loss of a lovely family man. He was always so warm and fun to be with. My hope is that the memories you have...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Shirley Batson - Waco, TX
“Dear Jan, Kim, Kelli and the rest of the lovely family that I haven't had a chance to get to know as well: In my life being around your family has...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Jonathan Garrett - Austin, TX
“Jan, I was saddened to hear of your loss.
12 of 20 | Posted by: David North (Columbus Ave) - TX
“Dear Jan, Kim, and Kelli, Our thooughts and prayers are with you all . Betty and Dick Kaga
13 of 20 | Posted by: Betty Kaga - Waco, TX
“With sincere thoughts of sympathy, Gary Merritt
14 of 20 | Posted by: Gary Merritt - Waco, TX
“jan we are so sorry for your loss. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
15 of 20 | Posted by: Eunice Kuehl - Waco, TX
“Peace to the family. May God comfort you all during this most difficult time. I was in Sunday School with Parker at FUMC, Waco, many years ago. ...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: Stacy Lee Owens, RN - TX
“Dear Jan,Kim and Kelli, Tom and I were saddened to learn of Mike's death. May Our Lord comfort you and your family deeply and flood you with a...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Tom and Nancy Harrison - Waco, TX
“Jan, Please know you and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely,
18 of 20 | Posted by: Sharon Whitley - Hewitt, TX
“Jan, Kim & Kelli, my heart is broken for all of you and I love you all very much.
19 of 20 | Posted by: Pat Hazlewood - Fort Worth, TX
“Jan, I remember you and your sweet girls from Col. Ave, where I played organ and had Kim. in choir. I'm so sorry about this devatating loss. Knew...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: Debra Jackson - Waco, TX
Michael Wayne Jackson February 5, 1946 - February 21, 2013 Michael Wayne Jackson of China Spring passed away Thursday, February 21, 2013. Memorial services will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 26, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Chapel with the Rev. Ron Durham officiating. Michael was born February 5, 1946 in Mexia, Texas to Conrad and Billie Jackson. After graduating from Grand Prairie High School in 1964, he was awarded a golf scholarship to Texas Wesleyan University where he received his bachelors in business administration and business management in 1968. He went on to pursue his Master's in Business Administration at University of North Texas. In 1969, he voluntarily enrolled in the Armed Services. While proudly serving his country, he taught officers in the Army College, trained soldiers in weaponry, trained military dogs, flew as a pilot, and earned the rank of second lieutenant before being honorably discharged to serve at another post. He was recognized for outstanding performance in infantry school, superior grades in academics and leadership, and several medals of commendation for meritorious service as an instructor, mortar committee, weapons department, and infantry school. Although his skill and schooling led him to a successful career in building and construction, he also traveled the countryside of Italy working for a marble company where he was self-taught and fluent in Italian. In 1997, he married the love of his life, Jan Marstaller. Michael was past President of the Central Texas Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of Texas; State Director of the Texas Building Branch-AGC, past Chairman of the Legislative Committee, member of the Board of Adjustments and Appeals for the City of Waco, and on the board of the Barton Creek Owners Club. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Jan Jackson of China Spring, TX; his daughters, Jessica Jackson of San Francisco, CA., Kimberly Whitethorn of Santa Monica, CA., Kelli Wiethorn of Austin, TX; his sons, Chris Jackson of Marathon, TX, and Parker Jackson of Boulder, CO. Memorials made be made to Guide Dogs for the Blind in San Rafael, California. The family invites you to leave a message or memory in our "Memorial Guestbook" at www.WilkirsonHatchBailey.com.