James “Jimmy” E. Jackson, 85, of Oroville, died Feb. 11, 2014, in Oroville. He was born June 30, 1928, to Carrie and Gordon Jackson of Oroville.
He attended Oroville schools, graduating in 1947. He attended Centralia Junior College and University of Washington.
Jim was drafted and served from 1951-53 in the Army Signal Corp. In the early 1960s, he worked in Alaska for RCA on Dew Line early warning radar systems.
Jim returned to Oroville in the early 1970s and began working for Oroville irrigation system as a ditch walker until retirement.
He became interested in photography while in high school and the interest continued through out his life. He was an avid reader and enjoyed spending time working his mining claim.
Jim was a member of the Oroville American Legion.
Jim is survived by his brothers, Alfred, Frank (Marjorie) and Art (Susan), all of Oroville; sisters, Louise Loether of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., Pat Kresek of Lynnwood, Wash. and Sharon (Glenn) Gredvig of Spokane; 12 nieces and nephews; and 11 great-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carrie and Gordon Jackson; brother, Roy; and nephew, Brian Kresek.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Bergh Chapel in Oroville, with Tom Scott officiating. Interment will follow at Oroville Riverview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Oroville Senior Center.
Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville in handling arrangements.