Dr. Robert Davis Jackson of Shreveport, Louisiana passed away on March 20, 2016 at the age of 75. He was born on November 6, 1940 in Jacksonville, Florida, the son of Robert Stanley and Cleo Sharon Jackson.
He graduated from Davidson College in 1962, where he was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, and from The University of Pennsylvania Medical School, where he was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha.
Robert married his college sweetheart, Jackie, and the couple had two children. He served as a major in the United States Army Medical Corps and was stationed in Fort Knox, Kentucky before completing his residency in Gainesville, Florida.
Robert was a devoted and accomplished pediatric cardiologist, practicing and teaching in a variety of clinics, hospitals and universities throughout the world, including The Sanger Clinic in Charlotte, North Carolina, Schumpert Medical Center in Shreveport, Louisiana, The University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, The King Saud University in Saudi Arabia and The Louisiana State University Health Science School of Medicine.
Robert is survived by his loving and devoted partner Anne Eichler of Shreveport, LA; his former wife, Jackie Hills of Highlands, NC; his daughter, Laura Fairchild Jackson of Charlotte, NC; his son, Christopher Davis Jackson (wife Delphina) of New York City and two grandchildren, Liam and Leia; his brother, Mark Stanley Jackson (wife Jean Alice) of St. Louis, MO; nieces Jennifer Christine Davis (husband Robert) and Katherine Marie Jackson of Washington, D.C.; nephew Scott Daniel Jackson of St. Louis, MO.
Robert’s lifelong passions included sports, music, theater and comedy, all of which he managed to weave into his daily practice of medicine, tools he used in inspiring and mentoring fellows, entertaining his peers and easing the pain of his throngs of patients over the years. His contributions to families and the medical community as a whole will never be forgotten.
A private family service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Faber Memorial Scholarship for Pediatric Cardiology, Fund No. 003349.
Checks should be noted accordingly and made payable to the UF Foundation and mailed to P. O. Box 100243, Gainesville, FL 32610. Alternatively, this link may be used for online contributions: www.uff.ufl.edu/appeals/Jackson.
A memorial for Dr. Jackson will be held at the LSU Health Medical School, 1501 Kings Highway,First Floor auditorium, on Tuesday April 5, 2016 at 5:00 p.m., public invited.
Parking provided behind the Medical School and next to the Biomedical Research Building.
Published in Shreveport Times from Mar. 28 to Apr. 4, 2016