In Memory of



Obituary for Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson passed peacefully from this life, with his wife, daughters and grandson by his side, on Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at the age of 74. The son of OkChumpulla “Timmie” and Louella (Red) Jackson, Andrew was born February 21, 1950 in Hanna, OK. After graduating from Weleetka High School, he continued his education at East Central University in Ada, OK, where he met his sweetheart on a blind date. Married to Karen Ann Gallo, of McAlester, OK on February 26, 1972, the couple shared 52 years of marriage and raised their family in Oklahoma City. Andrew worked for Thomas Concrete, now Coreslab Structures, retiring after 48 years with the company, making many cherished and life long friendships throughout his time there. In addition to being a loving husband and daddy, Andrew’s favorite role was that of papa to his grandson, Rico, of Oklahoma City, OK. His hobbies included watching OU football, the Pittsburgh Steelers, Texas Rangers baseball, watching his grandson play baseball from elementary school into his college career, golfing, gardening, fishing with his hunny, drawing and painting decorations for holidays, watching his hummingbirds and the many animals drawn to his backyard feedings; ducks, squirrels, bunnies and various birds. He lived selflessly, loving to make people laugh and helping any and everybody that needed him. He will be deeply missed by all of his surviving family and friends.

Andrew was preceded in death by his father, Timmie Jackson; his mother, Louella Red Jackson; his sister, Lorene Buckley; his brother, Tecumseh Jackson, his brother, Billy Joe Jackson; his sister, Susanne Marshall; his brother, Thomas Jackson; his brother, Joe Jackson; his brother, Louie Jackson; his brother, Jake Jackson; and his sister, Betty Ann Harley.

Andrew leaves behind many cherished memories with his family which include his wife of 52 years, Karen Ann Jackson, of McAlester, OK; his daughter, Lauri Michelle Jackson, of Oklahoma City; his daughter, Jennifer Nicole Jackson, of Oklahoma City; his grandson, Ronald El’Derico “Rico” Johnson Jr., of the home; his brother and sister-in-law, Jackie and Dee Jackson of Okmulgee, OK; his brother, Robert Jackson, of Okmulgee, OK; his brother-in-law & sister-in-law, Tony and Joan Gallo, of McAlester, OK: and his brother-in-law & sister-in-law, Carroll and Dianne Lee, of McAlester, OK: as well as a multitude of nieces, nephews, friends and every life he touched. Not only was Andrew an amazing papa to his only grandson, Rico, but to all the boys on every team he played for, specifically Jaxon Keyser, of Moore, OK, who Andrew took on as a grandson of his own. He will be sorely missed cheering them all on.