Roland retired from General Motors after 34 years of service. He was a production machine oiler. He was a longtime member of Fellowship Baptist Church.
He was the beloved father of Calvin Jackson; loving grandfather of Onesty and Roland Calvin Jackson II; dear brother of Maxine Thomas and Phyllis Thomas, both of New York, and Robert Thomas of West Virginia; dear brother-in-law of Nellie Estill of Medina and Cecil Brannon of New Jersey.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean (Brannon), to whom he was married 51 years.
Services will be held at Fellowship Baptist Church, 901 West Liberty St., Medina, Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 11 A.M. Reverend John Peterson will officiate. Entombment will take place at Rose Hill Burial Park in Fairlawn. Family will receive friends at the Waite & Son Funeral Home, 765 N. Court St., Medina, Wednesday, January 2, 2013 from 6 to 8 P.M.
Online condolences may be left at www.waitefuneralhome.com