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Douglas Jackson

Nov. 29, 1957-Jan. 8, 2012

Douglas B. Jackson, 54, of Ponsford, died January 8, 2012 at his residence in Ponsford.

Funeral services for Douglas will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13 in the White Earth Community Center, White Earth.

Visitation will be held at the White Earth Community Center from 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12, until the time of services on Friday. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Interment will be in St. Columba Episcopal Cemetery, White Earth.

Douglas Bruce Jackson was born to Harold L. and Deloryce (Welch) Jackson on November 29, 1957 in White Earth. He was raised and educated in White Earth, later attending Waubun High School. He later went on to vocational school and earned his degree in culinary arts.

On March 21, 1987, Doug was united in marriage to Joyce Moran. During his working career, Doug was employed at Many Point Camp in Ponsford, and later was employed by RDO in Park Rapids. Most recently he was working at Shooting Start Casino in the deli.

Many people around the area knew Doug as the Elvis impersonator. He enjoyed performing his Elvis songs. Whether it was a private gathering, casino show or Picnic in the Park in Detroit Lakes, Doug always put on a good show. You would often find him picking his guitar and singing alongside his sister Pat at weddings, funerals and special events.

Doug was a talented musician. He could pick up any instrument and play you a song. He attended church at the Assembly of God in White Earth along with Mount Calvary in Ponsford. Doug had a loving and giving heart. He had a special spot in his heart for his step-granddaughter, Zoey, whom he had raised since she was a baby.

Surviving Doug are his four sisters, Pat (Daryl Sr.) Moran of Ponsford, Jacqueline "Jackie" Jackson of Mahnomen, Penelope "Penny" (Bruce) Riedel of Ottertail and Lydia Bellanger of Wadena; along with two brothers, Duane Jackson of Ponsford and Anthony J. Jackson of Duluth, Minn.

He is also survived by his wife, Joyce, his special Zoey, and his other stepchildren, Jerod Moran of Ponsford, Jeremy (Beth) Moran of Brainerd, Ed Moran of Ponsford, Rachel (Dan) Nasset of Barnesville, Minn., and Jay Stanton of Mora, Minn.

Preceding him in death were his parents; three brothers: Harold Jackson Jr., Gary Jackson and Kenneth Jackson; and a sister, Pamela Risdon.

David Donehower Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Doug may be shared online at