Ludwig William (L. W.) Jackson passed away Monday Dec 9th, 2013 due to complications that occurred from surgery. As was his hope, he was surrounded by his loving family at the time. He was born in Meadow, TX, on September 23, 1929. He lived in Canyon Lake, TX; however, many will remember him from his years in Lake Jackson, TX.
L. W.’s early years were spent growing up around farms in Texas and New Mexico. Hunting, fishing and a general love of the outdoors were all part of his childhood. In high school, he enjoyed playing on the basketball team, and the love of the sport continued throughout his life. He was drafted into the Marine Corps and served with honor.
Following his military service, he said he “needed a job” and there was an opportunity at the police department. So began a law enforcement career that spanned over thirty five years in several Texas cities. During this time, L. W. held many ranks as a police officer. He was also a graduate of the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA at the age of 50. He retired from law enforcement as Captain of the Lake Jackson Police Dept. in January of 1990.
L. W. loved to hunt, fish, and camp. Many of his life stories were entwined with these activities. He was an incredibly avid reader and enjoyed playing online games with his family in recent years. The San Antonio Spurs were his favorite team. His wisdom, experience, friendship, dry wit, and love will be missed by many.
L. W. is survived by his sister, Macie Jamison; brother, Dean Jackson; sister, Billie Vizzier; and brother, John Jackson. His five surviving children are: son, John W. Jackson and wife Terri of Katy, TX; son, John E. Jackson and his wife Bonnie of Granger, TX; son, Steven Jackson of Angleton, TX; daughter Sandy Jackson Rhame and her significant other Roger Jaster of Austin, TX; daughter Sherry Jackson Piekarski and husband Brian Piekarski of Canyon Lake, TX. L. W.’s nine surviving grand children are: Shandra Jackson, Brooke Slaydon, Tara Slaydon Cathcart, Jean Jackson, Wayne Jackson, Nikki Rhame, Lexee Rhame, Skylar Jackson Craw, and last but not least, Rykyr Jackson. He also had ten great grand children.
L.W. was preceded in death by his father, William S. Jackson; mother, Lola Thompson Jackson; loving wife, Dorothy Marie (Dot) Jackson; daughter, Julia Jackson Slaydon; and granddaughter, Stephanie Jackson.
The funeral service will be Saturday, December 14th at 3:00 p.m. in the Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in Canyon Lake. Visitation will be on Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the same location. The family will be available from 5 – 9 p.m. Burial will be at the Cranes Mill Cemetery on FM 2673 near Startzville following the funeral service. Pallbearers: John E. Jackson, John W. Jackson, Steven Jackson, Brian Piekarski, Skylar Jackson Craw, Wayne Jackson, and Roger Jaster. Honorary Pallbearers: P. C. Miller, Archie Findley, Artie Sherrouse, Milton Foley, Andy Kempker, and Brian Kempker.