Born of a pioneer family in Calcasieu Parish, George C. Jackson has always been surrounded by agriculture.

George, son of William Albert and Arizona Jackson was raised amidst agriculture in their home of Moss Bluff, with eight siblings and a host of other family members.

The ability to live off the land was a necessity during his youth. After receiving his high school diploma, he had several professions including sales with the Holsum Bread Company and Seaport Coffee Company.

In 1974, George moved his family of three to Longville and made a home there. He worked in the oilfield at Butte's Gas and Oil and later created his own company-- Jackson's Contract Pumping, of which he recently retired at the age 77.

George’s wife, Juanita Gilley Jackson, was his partner in business and spouse of 31 years.

After moving to his 40-acre farm, George enjoyed living in the country and participating in his community by gathering agriculture products for the ward booth of the Beauregard Parish Fair. He later served on the Beauregard Parish Fair with many friends and acquaintances-- S.T. Self, Norman Wertz, John Harris and Sylvia Smith Hawkes, to name a few.

One of George’s favorite things to do was to go to county agent's office, located in the basement of the courthouse, to drink coffee and shoot the breeze with Self. Those memories of a slower time and quieter day will be cherished forever.

George invested his time and efforts in the adults and children of Beauregard Parish.

He encouraged his daughter, Missy, to show animals in the 4H program, and they both enjoyed many, many years of time together raising show pigs and champion Charolais heifers that were bred and born on the farms of George Hauser and Ben Felder, all of Beauregard Parish. This tradition carries on with George’s grandchildren as well. He sponsored other 4H and FFA members by providing show animals as a start to their projects.

He now raises a garden, enjoys a few cows and calves, and makes frequent trips to Toledo Bend where he has been known to fish all hours of the night.

George is a member of Indian Village Pentecostal Church and frequents the Kinder Livestock Sale barn every Monday at noon.