Robert (Bob) Floyd Jackson Jr., 78, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, passed away peacefully at the Seaside at Atlantic Shores ending a courageous 4-year battle with cancer. Bob was born April 30, 1944, in Richmond, Virginia. He grew up in Hillsville, Virginia, worked and raised his children in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and spent his retirement years in Beaufort, South Carolina. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Floyd Jackson, Sr, DDS and Ethel Marie Goad Jackson. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Lorrane Bagley Jackson and his two sons, Matthew (Tracy) Jackson and Dana Jackson, both of Virginia Beach, Virginia and his sisters, Susan (Bob) Jackson Mills of Salem, Virginia, and Margaret (Bob) Jackson Martin of Hillsville, Virginia; two grandchildren, Cole and Riley Jackson of Virginia Beach, Virginia, along with several nephews and nieces.
Mr. Jackson was a 1962 graduate of Hillsville High School, Hillsville, Virginia, attended Virginia Tech and graduated with honors in 1972 from the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT), Melbourne, Florida in Oceanography. He spent most of his career in management at the Virginia Division of Environmental Quality and was instrumental in efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay and for permitting of the Lake Gaston pipeline providing drinking water for Virginia Beach
He enjoyed traveling with his wife, Lori, throughout the United States. Bob loved doing lapidary and silver projects. Bob was a member of Galilee Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach and St. Helena Anglican Church in Beaufort, SC. Over the years he took mission trips to the Dominican Republic and Honduras as well as volunteered in the Kairos Prison Ministry which he said was the most rewarding 10 years of his spiritual life. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity or American Cancer Society. The funeral will be held later this Fall.
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