C. Ray ‘Buddy’ Jackson

JACKSON, C. Ray “Buddy,” 79, of Port Orange, FL, formerly of Weirton, WV, passed away Friday, May 17, 2013, at Carlton Shores Health Center, Daytona Beach, FL.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Ann McClelland Jackson; parents, George and Gladys Jackson; sister, Wanda Moore.

Ray was a former resident of Weirton, WV until he moved to Florida in 1983. He was retired from Weirton Steel Corporation.

Ray is survived by his longtime companion, Johanna Snyder of Port Orange, FL; daughter, Kimberly Rae Jackson Bachand of Orlando, FL; son, Gregory R. Jackson of St. Marys, GA; sister, Margaret Briggs of Weirton, WV; and his best friend Charles Patnaude of Port Orange, FL.

A celebration of life will be held noon Saturday, June 29, 2013, at VFW Post No. 3282, Port Orange, FL at noon, where Ray enjoyed spending time with his friends.

Local arrangements entrusted to Steel & Wolfe Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., Weirton, WV. www.steelandwolfe.com