Dennis Lynn Jackson, of Gatesville, passed away at his home, Saturday, September 12, 2020 at the age of 76, with his wife, Carolyn of 36 years and 11 months by his side, after a long 2 1/2 year battle with cancer. Memorial services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 19, 2020, at the Mound Cowboy Church Pavilion, 2000 CR 321, Gatesville, Texas. Dennis was born, August 12, 1944 in Pasadena to Van and Margie Thompson Jackson. He grew up in Galena Park, where he attended school. In 1963, during his Senior year of high school, he joined the Army. He was sent to Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, and attended jump school where he became part of the 82nd Airborne Division. He proudly served his country from 1963-1966, and served in the Army Reserves from 1966-1969. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. His love of music was influenced by his parents at a very early age. At the age of 16, he taught himself how to play guitar and sing after his parents bought him a Les Paul Gibson guitar and amp. He would later play music anywhere he could, and eventually helped form several bands over the years. The most recent and well known band he helped form was the Road Trip Band. His passion and love of music still lives on and influences all of his children today. From a young age, he began working at his parent’s gas & grocery store and later worked for H.E.B for many years. In 1983, he married his soul mate, Carolyn Thiele Richardson, and the two of them built a beautiful, blended family life together. He worked for the City of McGregor water department, where he retired in 2005. He enjoyed working in his yard gardening, camping and spending time with family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Van and Margie Jackson; one brother, Angie Leon Jackson; and one sister, Katybeth Waldrum Sims. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Jackson (Cici, as he called her); six children; Stacy Lynn Jackson, Michael Lynn Jackson and wife, Julie, Philip Ray Jackson and wife Maya, Laurel Reneé Jackson, Jonathan Daniel Richardson, Amanda Lynnette Arthur and husband, Jeb; 29 grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren; three brothers, Billy Van Jackson and wife, Carolyn, Jimmy Jackson and wife, Mickie, Don Jackson and wife, Debbie; one Aunt, Alta Raye Jackson Caffey; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many close friends. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the memorial account set up in Carolyn Jackson's name, at the National United Bank of Gatesville, in loving memory of Dennis L. Jackson.