Obituary for Newton Jackson

Dr. Newton “Bud” Jackson, age 83, died on April 15, 2024 of congestive heart failure and multi-lobal pneumonia. As Bud transcended this earth he was holding hands with the love of his life, Mary.

Much could be written about Bud’s intellect, his illustrious career in the field of Forensic and Clinical Psychology. But better it be to know Bud has a most winning smile, disarming personality and gentle spirit.

Bud loved his wife, kids and grandkids and enjoyed chess, tennis, golf and was an avid reader. He also treasured the time he and Mary played pinochle with their more relaxed rules of play. 

Bud is preceded in death by his parents and older sister. Those he left behind, his wife Mary, children David and Debra, stepson (though never treated like one) Aaron (wife Emilie); three grandkids, a nephew, niece and one cousin.

In true Bud style he has written his own epitaph. He helped women get through school. He wanted to aid the desperate. Sometimes he succeeded, more often he failed. He tried to keep hope alive.

As per his wishes, cremation has taken place. Two memorial services will be held in the near future, one in Pinehurst and one in Ann Arbor, MI.

Cards of sympathy can be sent to Boles Funeral Home in Southern Pines.

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