Leon F. Jackson
Leon Frederick Jackson, 84, of Frederick County, Virginia, died Thursday, December 24, 2009 in the Winchester Medical Center.
Mr. Jackson was born in 1925 in Cecil, Ohio, the son of the late Harrison M. and Gladys L. Jackson. He was Director of Transportation for Pan Am and Amtrak, and worked at NASA with the program that put the first man on the moon. He was a Professor of Mathematics, having received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Purdue University, and a Master’s Degree from George Washington University. He was a member of St. Michael’s Anglican Church, was a Boy Scoutmaster, and was included in Who’s Who. Mr. Jackson also received a number of awards with Toastmasters, was a Vestryman in his church, and served in the United States Navy during WW II as a Radio Man 3rd Class.
Mr. Jackson married Marjorie J. Jackson on June 12, 1948 in New Haven, Indiana.
Surviving with his wife are seven children, David Jackson and his wife, Sheila of Redding, PA, Nina Droubay and her husband, Jeff of Springfield, VA, Anne Cole and her husband, Joseph of Spruce Pine, NC, Wayne Jackson and his wife, Mira of Manassas, VA, Jill Fritz and her husband, Jonathan of Rockville, MD, Gail Kemble and her husband, Norman of Pennington, NJ, and Harry Jackson and his wife, Brenda of Phoenix, MD; eleven grandchildren; five great grandchildren, and a brother, Jack J. Jackson of Bryan, Ohio. He was preceded in death by a sister and three brothers.
A funeral service will be conducted on Monday at 10:00 AM at St. Michael’s Anglican Church on Bethel Road in Winchester with the Reverend Dr. Raleigh Watson officiating. There will be military honors at the church by VFW Post 2123. Interment will be private.
The family received friends on Sunday from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM at Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the church, educational institution, service organization or charity of your choice.
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