Gary Woodrow Jackson Jr. went to be with our Creator on October 4th, 2018 at the age of 26. Gary passed away at his home in Poplar, Montana of natural causes.
Gary was the son of Diana Rose Longee and the late Gary W. Jackson Sr. He was born on February 6th, 1992 in Sidney, Montana. Gary attended schools in Poplar, Montana and for a short time in New Town, North Dakota. Gary loved life, he liked being with his friends and family spending time with them, laughing and making jokes. Gary also loved hunting with his step-dad Terry and listening to music. When Gary was younger he was a grass dancer and he was quite good at it, he loved it. He also liked to play a little football and basketball from time to time. Gary was always smiling and laughing, always teasing and joking, Gary had a heart of gold. He was always willing to help anyone in need, he was always kind and respectful to others especially to his elders. Gary will be missed dearly.
Gary met Katrina Bird of Brockton, Montana and in this union he created his beautiful son Dominick to whom he loved and cherished and tried to spend as much time with as possible. Gary was very proud of his son and he loved him very much. He often said that being with his son was the happiest time of his life.
Gary is survived by his mother Diana Rose Longee and his step-dad Terry TwoHearts, both of Poplar, Montana; his son Dominick Eugene Bird-Jackson; his brother, Milfred and Austin Longee of Poplar, Arvin Redstar of Maryland; his aunties, Patricia Longee DuBray of Poplar, Denise FastHorse (Curtis Melbourne) of Wolf Point, Anita Hale, Tanya, Jennifer, Sonja and Pricilla Jones, Sarah Longee of Rapid City, SD, Wilma Longee of Williston; uncles, Steven Jones III of Poplar, Luke, Harlan, Clint Jackson of Wolf Point, Faron and Elton Jones of Poplar, Clifford Jones of Wolf Point and Todd Jones of Frazer; special cousins, Winona Longee of Poplar, Diondra Fasthorse of Billings, Trisha Longee of Poplar, MT, Alfred Longee of Wolf Point, Iris Comeslast of Poplar, Marie Fasthorse of Poplar, Cameron Fasthorse of Wyoming, and Virgil “Spanky” Merculieff Jr. of Poplar, Marcus Fasthorse, Arthur, Betty, Ryan, and Chanelle Cantrell; nieces and nephews, Melissa, Fabian, Romain, Dale, Mac’enzie, and Ruffus Longee all of Poplar, Jeremy Jr, Anthony, and Iva Longee, Jessie, Dominique, Mia, Ben, and Layla Johnson of Poplar.; grandparents, Hazel Longee and Verlynn Longee Mildred Longee of Poplar and Rose Kolman of Williston.
Gary also considered Cameron Fasthorse and Tammi Jo Eagleboy as his very best friend. He loved them very much. Gary was also survived by his adopted mom Lissa (Mama Liss) Wettlin; his two sisters Ralynn Wettlin and Alyssa Eagleboy; his nieces and nephews Aniya, Izaiahs John, and Lukas Smoker, Azrial Magnan, Cleo and Micah Eagleboy, Xyler and Tru Longee all of Poplar, Montana.
Gary is preceded in death by his father Gary W. Jackosn Sr.; his maternal grandparents Charity Jones-Longee and Alfred Longee, Katherine Ironbear, Stephen Jones,; his paternal grandparents Maynard Jackson and Ernestine Fourstar; his aunties, Orla Longee, Karen Jackson; uncle Milton Longee Elliot, Neal Longee, Eugene Hale and nephew Pierce Longee, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews too numerous to mention.
We are sorry if we forgot to mention anybody and we greatly appreciate the role that you all have played in Gary’s life. Gary loved you all and he will be always missed and remembered.
A wake will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at the Poplar Cultural Center. The funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at the Poplar Cultural Center. Interment will follow at St. Ann’s Cemetery.
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