Roger A. Jackson, Sr.Roger A. Jackson, Sr., of 759 White Church Road, Brooktondale passed away at Cayuga Medical Center on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at the age of 70.

Roger was born on February 27, 1940 in Covert, a son of the late Andrew and Isabelle (Wright) Jackson. He worked as a custodian at Cornell University in Baker Hall for 42 years before retiring.

Roger and his wife, Janette, raised a wide variety of birds together for many years having a few hundred at one point in time. He enjoyed watching a variety of sports on TV including boxing and bull riding. Roger was an avid NASCAR and Dale Ernhardt, Jr. fan, rarely missing a race on Sundays. He was an active member of the UAW while working at Cornell and was also a member of the NRA.

In addition to his parents, Roger was preceded in death by his wife, Janette Jackson; and a brother, Frankie        Jackson. He is survived by his son, Roger A. Jackson, Jr. (Shannon Stryker) of Brooktondale; a granddaughter, Amber Jackson; mother, Jean Marvin of Brooktondale; two brothers, Donald Parker of Trumansburg and Archie Kirby of South Carolina; and two sisters, Vivian Kirby of Brooktondale and Sharon Jackson of Florida.

The family will be present to receive friends from 12:00 to 1:00pm on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at the Ness-Sibley Funeral Home, 23 South Street, Trumansburg. Funeral Services will begin at 1:00pm on Saturday, January 8, at the funeral home. Prayers of committal will immediately follow in Jones Cemetery.