Mr. Jackson was a retired employee of over 40 years at International Paper Company. He was a marine veteran of the Korean war and was stationed at Camp Lejeune.
Mr. Jackson is survived by his daughters, Deborah Herrington and Michelle Turnbow and husband Todd; sisters-in-law, Verna Ferrell, Lillie Herrington, Louise Petty and husband George and Joyce Stewart; grandchildren, Emily Graves and husband Mike, Andrea Courson, Brandy Hatfield and husband Josh and Jennifer Turnbow; great-grandchildren, Seth Allen, Tyler Herrington, Brock Jenkins, Chloe Jenkins, Mallory Jenkins, Kolson Jenkins, Leah Turnbow, Carson Turnbow, Shelby Courson and Dylan Courson and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Lavada Ferrell Jackson, parents, James Alvin and Nora Stewart Jackson and four sisters.
Serving as pallbearers are Frankie Herrington, Pete Blakeney, Justin Blakeney, Nick Herrington, Justin Weddle and Cliff Ferrell.
Honorary pallbearers are Roy McDonald, Ronnie Turner and Thomas Johnson.