Dosh R. Jackson, Sr. was initiated into Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated in February 1934 at Morehouse College. He was a student at Morris Brown College, but at the time they had not formed a chapter there. He helped form the Alpha Sigma Chapter on Morris Brown’s campus in May 1935 and became its first basileus.
Jackson worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 35 years. He later started his own electronics company.
On Sunday, February 21, 2016, Jackson was surrounded by family and friends at First Congregational Church in downtown Atlanta to celebrate his 105th birthday.
Jackson was born February 22, 1911 in Macon, Georgia and called Atlanta home. He was the oldest living member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. on record.
On the fraternity’s official Facebook page, Jackson is referred to as “Heaven’s Angel.” A tribute to Jackson notes, “Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. lost a Good Friend today. On behalf of Bro. Tony Knox, Sr. (40th Grand Basileus) and all Brothers, we extend our collective condolences to the family of Bro. Dosh Jackson.”
Jackson was a beloved brother of the fraternity. Through the years, he remained active and participated in many events.
In a Facebook post, Omega Psi Phi Brother George McDonald, producer of the “Tom Joyner Morning Show” and an on-air personality who began his journey in Omega Psi Phi at Morris Brown College, shared a snap and captioned it, “Honored to have met and talked to Bro. Dosh Jackson who at 105 years old was the example that all Omega men should aspire to be!!! I’m certain They have welcomed this brother with open arms into Omega chapter!!!! #doshjackson #omegapsiphi #dabruhz Rest well!!!!!!!”
Other members also posted tributes, including Atlanta educator Melvin Davis of the Alpha Sigma Chapter.
Watch the video on the next page of then 100-year-old Jackson stepping to “Atomic Dog” at his 100th birthday celebration in February 2011.
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