Vernon Leroy Jackson, 97, passed away peacefully on April 20, 2023.

Born in Johnston County, NC he graduated from NC State with a degree in Agronomy and spent his working career helping farmers grow more productive crops. He served on many state and national boards related to agriculture and was a faithful member of the Methodist church. Leroy was a longtime resident of Raleigh and most recently Southern Pines.

He is predeceased by his son James Leroy Jackson and survived by his wife Callie Marie of 68 years, son John and wife Heather of Carthage, grandson Matthew of Charlotte and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank his many caregivers from Griswold, Comfort Keepers and Penick Village as well as the wonderful staff at First Health Moore Regional Hospital and First Health Hospice.

Memorials may be sent to the Penick Foundation at 500 East Rhode Island Ave. Southern Pines, NC  28387.

A graveside service will be held 3 pm Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at Raleigh Memorial Park 7501 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27612.

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Services entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.

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