~~Jackie Douglas Olson, Sr., 77, widower of Shelby Jean Olson, died Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Lake Marion Nursing Facility in Summerton.
Born in Charleston, WV, he was the son of the late Merriell Clayton Olson and Ethel Pickens Olson. Mr. Olson met the love of his life, at age 12 in West Virginia. He knew he had to marry her the minute they met. He was utterly devoted to her for 46 wonderful, loving years of marriage till her passing. Jackie and Shelby moved to Sumter after he joined the USAF, and was stationed at Shaw Air Force Base. He also spent time all around the world. He really liked Okinawa. After his service he moved his family back to West Virginia. He was a hard worker his whole life, working for a newspaper there for a few years. He then moved everyone back to Sumter. He retired from Goodwin Volkswagen Honda with more than 32 years of service. He also worked for Bullock Funeral Home for about 12 years. He will be remembered as an honest, straight forward man with a great sense of humor that enjoyed helping people. He was a loving father and a rare soul that will truly be missed. Mr. Olson was a member of Hickory Road Baptist Church, and he was a 3rd degree Mason.
Surviving are his son , Jackie D. Olson Jr.(Karen); a brother, David Olson of Mauldin, SC. and a Granddaughter Chelsey R. Campagnari (Casey); two great grandchildren, Joshua A. Campagnari and Lindsay N. Campagnari; Sister in law Donna Olson of Sproul WV. ; several nieces and nephews of West Virginia.
In addition to his Wife and Parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Robert C. Olson; and sister in law Rosenia Olson.
No sevices are planned at this time.
On-line condolences may be sent to www.sumterfunerals.com
Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home &Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386