The Duncan Banner


January 1, 2014

Theodore ‘Ted’ Jackson

May 1, 1924 — Dec. 29, 2013

DUNCAN — Funeral Services for Theodore “Ted” Jackson, 89, longtime resident of Duncan, will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 at the Chapel at Don Grantham Funeral Home with interment following at Duncan Cemetery with Reverend Tracy Wilson officiating.  Military honors will be provided by the Stephens County Honor Guard. Ted passed away on Sunday December 29, 2013 at a local hospital surrounded by his family.

Theodore Jackson was born on May 1, 1924 in Duncan to Lincoln and Fannie Jackson. On June 20, 1942 Ted married his wife Virginia Lee (Fritts) Jackson in Duncan. In 1943 Ted joined the U.S. Army and served during World War II in the 329th AAF and participated in the campaigns in Northern France, the Ardennes, the Rhineland and campaigns in Central Europe. Ted was an Electrician and Home Builder and owned and operated his own businesses for many years. Ted was a member of the 1st Baptist Church in Wichita Falls, Tx. Ted enjoyed his work and watching Thunder Basketball with his daughter Sharon. Ted will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.

Ted is preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Lee Jackson; a grandson, Stephen C. McAdams; three brothers, four sisters and his parents.

Those left to cherish Ted’s memory is his daughters, Sharon Williams of Duncan, Caroline Myers of Decatur, Tx; sister, Faye Morgan of Virginia, grandchildren, Tony McAdams of Marlow, Michelle Walker of Florida, Jennifer Dugan of Arizona and granddaughter-in- law, Robin McAdams of Pennsylvania; 8 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Kelsey Avants, Jay Watkins, Barry Justus, Greg Justus, James Dixon, Pat Mooney.

Memorials may be left in Ted’s honor to St. Jude Hospital or to the charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be left at

Text Only
  • 4-18 Obit Twyla Sampson.jpeg Twyla Kay Tinkle Sampson

    A celebration of the life of Twyla K. Sampson, 77, of Duncan, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at the First Christian Church in Duncan. Services are under direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home.
    Twyla was born Feb. 20, 1937, in Duncan, to Willard and Ruth Tinkle and died April 16, 2014, after a brief illness. Twyla lived her entire life in the Duncan area.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Norma Janice Sutherland Good

    Norma Janice Sutherland Good, 76, passed from this life on April 15, 2014, at Tomball, Texas, because of health complications.
    Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 19, in the Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. George Floyd officiating. Burial will follow in the Duncan Cemetery under direction of the Don Grantham Funeral Home.

    April 17, 2014

  • Harold Davis

    Harold Davis, 86, of Temple, departed this life on April 15, 2014, in Duncan.
    Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home Chapel, Walters, with the Rev. Jay Driskill officiating. Burial will be in the Temple Cemetery under direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Walters.

    April 17, 2014

  • 4-16 Obit John Kaiser.jpeg John Henry Kaiser

    John Henry Kaiser, 86, passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014 at Country Club Care Nursing Home in Duncan, Oklahoma.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-16 Obit John Humphrey.jpg John Leonard Humphrey

    John Leonard Humphrey, 81, of Norman passed away peacefully with family surrounding him on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Norman.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-16 Obit Pearl Downey.jpg Pearl Dean Thomas Downey

    Pearl Dean Thomas Downey, 81, of Duncan, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at her home in Duncan.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-16 Obit Jackie Bohannon.jpg Jacqueline Ann Bohannon

    A come and go “Celebration of Life” will be held for Jacqueline Ann Bohannon, 77, of Duncan, from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at the Southern Oaks Church of Christ in Chickasha.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • James Franklin Griffin

    James Franklin Griffin was born May 17, 1931, in Claypool, to Elbert and Lois Simons Griffin. He was born and lived almost his entire life in Claypool. He attended Cameron college before being drafted in the Army. He served his country for two years in Korea.

    April 15, 2014

  • 4-15 Gary Housman.jpg Gary Housman

    Nov. 23, 1946-April 12, 2014

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-15 Opal Baum OBIT.jpg Opal Peters Baum

    Dec. 22, 1917-April 11, 2014

    April 15, 2014 2 Photos