By Lena Mitchell/NEMS Daily Journal
BOONEVILLE – Dedicated, tireless, good neighbor, caring, helpful are only a few of the words used to describe Calvin Gerard “Roddy” Jackson, selected Saturday as the Junior Auxiliary of Booneville’s 2013 Outstanding Citizen.
The 60-year-old retiree from FMC Technologies since 2007, has been more than dependable in his part-time maintenance work for First United Methodist Church in Booneville, reads the nomination from the Woman’s Club of Booneville.
“Roddy Jackson took the job with maintenance as a part-time job three days a week,” the nomination said. “However, Roddy works more like seven days a week.”
Whatever is asked or needed, whether at the church, in his neighborhood, with young children, with youth sports activities, or with the elderly, Jackson steps in – without being asked – to do any task.
Jackson is a U.S. Army veteran and served in the Mississippi Army National Guard for 10 years. His wife is Carolyn Wallis Green Jackson, and they have three children and four grandchildren.
“It’s an honor for me to have this really, and I thank the Woman’s Club for nominating me and the Junior Auxiliary for giving me this award,” Jackson said.