In Memory of




Obituary for Charlie Herbert Jackson


Charlie "Sonny" "Buggerbee" Herbert Jackson, 77 beloved brother entered into eternal rest on his birthday, July 4, 2022 while recovering from an illness.

Charlie was born in Fort Worth, Texas on July 4, 1945 to Velma Ruth Jackson. He grew up on Fort Worth's north side and received his education in the FWISD school system. Charlie attended Milton L. Kirkpatrick High School where he excelled in basketball. His team was a basketball powerhouse that dominated the Prairie View Interscholastic League during the days of racial segregation. They won a basketball state championship that went unrecognized for many years. Finally, in 2017, Texas UIL held a ceremony in San Antonio publicly acknowledging Kirkpatrick's championship with well-deserved medals, pins, photographs, and rounds of public applause.

After earning his High School diploma, Charlie entered the labor force as an industrial worker. During his spare time, Charlie enjoyed doing home repairs and carpentry. He owned several classic cars that were his passion and many admired him for that. Charlie's television favorites included black & white Tarzan reruns, old fashion westerns, Dallas Mavs and of course, the beloved Dallas Cowboys.

Charlie truly loved and supported his north side community. His community loved him back by selecting him to participate in many annual events.

Charlie was preceded in death by his beloved grandmother, Edna Mae Foster; mother, Velma Ruth Jackson; brother, Clarence F. Hayes; aunt, Bennie Sue Foster.

Charlie is survived by his brothers Henry Rayford III, M.E. Rayford (Rhonda); sisters, Judy Rayford, Debra Hayes Jones (Tyrone); and a host of other relatives, neighbors, and friends