Robert Wayne Jackson of Grove, OK died Thursday October 27, 2011 at his home. He was 73.

Wayne was born March 31, 1938 to Orville and Marie (Batey) Jackson in Grove. He attended school at the Delaware School, south of Grove. Wayne was a volunteer fireman and had worked for the City of Grove until retirement after 23 years. He married Gloria Faye Kennedy February 7, 1959 at Miami, OK. She preceded him in death in 2006. He was also preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one granddaughter.

Survivors include four children: Jean Jackson, Irene Jordan, Rhonda Declue, and Alfred "Charlie" Jackson, all of Grove. Along with six brothers, three sisters, six grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.

Services were 10:00 AM Monday October 31, 2011 at the Bible Baptist Church. Chaplain Geoff Buffalo officiated. Family visitation was from 4-6:00 PM Sunday at the Nichols Funeral Home Chapel, in Grove.