Ralph Terrence (affectionately known as "Terry") Jackson, passed away at his home in Orlando, Florida on July 16, 2015 at the age of 60. Terry was born October 13, 1954 in McKees Rocks, to the parents of Lucia Loretta Gay and Ralph Robert Jackson. Terry lived an exciting and full life, he was a man of much wisdom and loved to share his life lessons with family, friends and all who would sit down for good a conversation.
In his passing Terry leaves behind 2 sons Brooks Johnson, and Ryan Jackson; 6 siblings, Toni Jackson, Roslyn Jackson, Lanita Small, Melvin Jackson, Marvin Jackson and Lamont Jackson; his brother-in-law Leslie Small and sister-in-law Joyce Jackson and his loving granddaughter Peyton Johnson along with a host of nieces, nephew, and friends who have loved and will miss the person of Ralph Terrence (Terry) Jackson.
Terry “AKA Cool” attended Sto-Rox High School and when he was old enough, he joined the Marine Corp., and served for 4 years being promoted to an E5 Sergeant. After leaving the Marines he joined the Army National Guard and then the Air Force Reserves and was quickly promoted to an E6 Technical Sergeant, showing hard work and dedication pay-off in the long run. Once leaving the Army National Guard, Terry continued to serve our country through the Air Force Reserves ranking Master Sergeant. Terry served for a total of 33 years in the United States Military.
Terry lived in Pittsburgh, PA. for most of his life, working 25 years and retiring in 2009 with the company of FedEx. After he retired he moved to Orlando, FL in 2010 purchasing a home, and living the remainder of his life close to his siblings that he grew up with and loved very much.