James Houston “Hoot” Jackson

James Houston “Hoot” Jackson, 71, of Poteau, OK passed away Sunday, February 19, 2012 in Hot Springs, Ark. Hoot was born July 1, 1940 in Tahlequah, Okla., to Hyrum annd Evelyn (Wann) Jackson. He was a veteran of the National Guard. He worked in metal fabrication. Hoot was a member of Summerfield Baptist Church. He was baptized in Holson Creek in 1952. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Lois Jackson; his parents, Hyrum Jackson, Arden and Evelyn (Wann) Evans; and brother, A.C. Evans. Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Traci Jackson of Poteau; daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Kenneth Shipley of Poteau; grandchildren, Jane, Jaci, Blainey, Brody and Jentri; great grandchildren, Journi and MaKenzi; brother, Larry Jackson of Stilwell, Okla.; sister, Mary Sparks of Gruver, Texas; sister-in-law, Vickie Evans of Summerfield; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Dot and Jerry Ford of Poteau; niece and nephew, Kari Collins of Buffalo Valley and Daron Evans of Dallas, Texas; special friend, Beverly Cantwell of Poteau; other relatives, loved ones and many beloved friends.Services will be 10 a.m., Thursday, February 23, in the Family Life Center at First Baptist Church in Poteau, with Rev. Jim Cook and Rev. Phil McGehee officiating. Interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery, Poteau. Pallbearers will be Cletus Hall, Don McMillin, Rusty White, Mark McMillin, Dustin Reece, Scotty White, Cliff Ryburn and Mike Sockey. Honorary pallbearers will be Spider Webb, Glen Thompson, Babe Smith, James Lynch, Jerry Neff, Frank Jones, Larry Poe, and all members of the Poteau Men’s Athletic Club.The family will be at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 5-7 p.m. to visit with relatives and friends.You may leave an online message at evansandmillerfuneralhomes.comArrangements are under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.