Brownwood fire victim remembered as kind by family, friends


BROWNWOOD, Texas - Friends and family remembered a Brown County man who was found dead Saturday after his house caught fire.

Clois Jackson, 63, enjoyed being around people and hearing their stories, his family said.

"We're in shock and we don't have the words right now to speak," Lori Jackson, his sister-in-law, told KTXS on Monday. "It's an emotional time for us."

"He had a real tender side," said Pastor Mike Marshall of the House of Prayer. "He had a heart that was kind."

Marshall became close with Jackson over the last few years. He said Jackson would collect clothes from yard sales around Brownwood and donate them to the homeless.

"There was a part of Clois that my heart reached out to, that I loved," he said.

He learned of Jackson's passing on Sunday after he spotted first responders in front of his house on Saturday.

Brown County deputies discovered Jackson's body while conducting a welfare check. His home had caught fire and burned itself out before they arrived, according to Brownwood Fire Marshal Buddy Preston.

"It breaks my heart," Marshall said. "You hate it when anyone passes, especially with someone you been that close to."

Jackson's memorial service is scheduled for 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Heartland Funeral Chapel.

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