Richard Jackson

HOT SPRINGS — Richard Harper Jackson, 83, gave up a long Parkinson’s fight on January 2, 2014 quietly and comfortably in his home in Hot Springs Village, Ark.

Richard was born in Jonesboro, Ark., but spent most of his life in Pine Bluff, graduating from Pine Bluff High School in 1947. He joined the U.S. Navy shortly thereafter and served for four years. He graduated from Louisiana State University in 1956 with a degree in physics.

He spent most of his professional life as an electronics engineer with Texas Instruments in Dallas, Texas. He retired in 1990 and moved to Hot Springs Village where he continued his interests in playing golf and woodworking. He made many items for his home and for the children and grandchildren. He once even made a bed for a son’s cat!

Survivors include his wife of sixty-two years, Kathryn McCarthy Jackson; four children, Tom (Leslie) of Easton, Md., Tancel (Barbara) of Frisco, Texas, Michael of Richardson, Texas and Karen Jackson Coggan (Barry) of Cedar Hill, Texas; and nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Florence Harper Jackson, four brothers and five sisters.

He was a longtime member of Village United Methodist Church.

Donations may be made in Richard’s memory to Hospice Home Care or the charity of choice.

Cremation arrangements are under the care of Caruth Village Funeral Home; guests may register at

No services will be held at this time.