Emory Lawrence Jackson (Vuncanon) passed away Jan. 13, 2011, in Roswell, N.M. He was born in Waycross, Ga., on Feb. 28, 1942, the second child of Dorothy Seasholtz Jackson and William David Jackson. He grew up in Prince Georgeâ€™s County, Md., where he was raised by an adoring step-father, Max Hilton Vuncanon (whose name he embraced for many years), and his mother.
He graduated from Northwestern Senior High School in Adelphi, Md., in 1961, the same year he won a Maryland State Science Fair Award for aeronautical research. After graduation he enlisted in the Air Force. In 1963 he married Mary Andrews. Together for 33 years, they raised three children. Larry, as he was known by most, enjoyed the competition of both radio-controlled and control-line model airplanes.
He had many trophies attesting to his skill. He helped establish an RC flying club and field in Oklahoma. He is survived by two sons, a daughter, six grandchildren and three stepgrandchildren. He also leaves behind a special friend of 13 years, Mary Robertson, of Roswell. Arrangement s have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at www.ballardfuneralhome.com.