Thomas Marion Jackson, M.D.
Dr. Jackson attended Memphis City Schools, graduating from Central High School in 1939. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and then entered the University of Tennessee School of Medicine, graduating with a degree in medicine in 1945. He served his internship at Methodist Hospital in Memphis.
He joined the U.S. Army upon entry into medical school and, after completing his internship, was called to active duty and placed in the Army Special Training unit, where he served as a general medical officer at the base hospital at Roswell Army Airfield, Roswell, N.M.
After his discharge, he served as a resident in pathology at St. Joseph Hospital in Memphis, followed by a residency in ear, nose and throat and head and neck surgery at the John Gaston University Hospital. He moved his practice to Chattanooga for three years before returning to Memphis.
After returning to Memphis, he served on the staffs of Methodist, Baptist, St. Francis, LeBonheur Children’s Hospital and University of Tennessee Hospital, where he served as a clinical instructor. Dr. Jackson was a member of the Memphis Medical Society, the Tennessee State Medical Society and the American Medical Society and was a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, as well as a member of the Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy Society. He retired in 2001 after 50 years in practice.
He had been a member of Second Presbyterian Church since 1955. His many varied interests included wildlife and conservation programs and he enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Dr. Jackson was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Marifred (Vaughan) Jackson, to whom he was married for 65 years; and his cousins, Clyde and Barbara Ferry.
He is survived by his many cousins, including Lawrence “Monk” and Mary Ferry of Waukegan, Ill.; Jim and Marcia Vaughan of Murray, Ky., and their children, Andy, Kristin, Eli and Eva Vaughan of Washington, DC.; Tim, Jennifer and Zoe Vaughan of Paducah, Ky.; Adam Vaughan of Chicago; and Bob and Mary Carpenter and their children, Libby and Molly Carpenter, of Union City.
He also leaves an extended family of Marybelle Tate, Amy Poston and Sarah Poston and Lynn and Bill Lifsey, as well as his many friends at Patrick’s and Mortimer’s restaurants.
Dr. Jackson also greatly enjoyed his weekly lunches with the ROSES (Retired Old Surgeons Eating Society). Tom was a shining example of a true Southern gentleman. He was gracious, kind and generous, and all who knew him were better people because of his modest, gracious and loving spirit.
Visitation will be held Thursday at Canale Funeral Directors from 10-11 a.m., followed by a graveside service at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 21, at Memorial Park Cemetery in Memphis.
Tom’s request was that memorials be sent to the Church Health Center or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be directed to www.canalefuneraldirectors.com.