In Loving Memory of William Curtiss Jackson, Jr. (May 30, 1953 - July 14, 2023)
William Curtiss Jackson, Jr., fondly known as “Jackie” by his friends and family, was born on May 30, 1953, in Jackson, Tennessee. He peacefully passed away at his home, surrounded by loved ones, on July 14, 2023. Jackie's departure from this world leaves behind cherished memories and a legacy that will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved him.
He is now in the company of his dear parents, William Curtiss Jackson, Sr., and Betty Jo Jackson, as well as his brother, Steven "Greg" Jackson. While we mourn his passing, we take solace in knowing that he has been reunited with those who have gone before him.
Jackie was a man who deeply valued family, and he leaves behind a loving legacy that will be carried on by his daughter, Kelli Jackson of Nashville, TN, and his son, Brandon Jackson of Jackson, TN. He was also a cherished grandfather to Brody Jackson, who brought much joy to his life. He is also survived by his former wife who became a treasured companion, Wanda Jackson of Blytheville, AR, his brothers, Mike Jackson of Medon, TN, and Ricky Jackson of Beech Bluff, TN, and his sisters, Debra Washington of Beech Bluff, TN, and Lisa Billingsley (Craig) of Franklin, TN and many beloved nephews and nieces.
Throughout his life, Jackie demonstrated unwavering dedication to his country and community. He served in both the U.S. Army and the Tennessee National Guard piloting helicopters, which was his passion. He showed great bravery and commitment to protecting his fellow citizens. Following his honorable service, he retired, leaving a lasting impact on those he served with and the country he loved.
Beyond his military career, Jackie was a printer with McCowat Mercer. In addition, Jackie had diverse interests that brought him joy and fulfillment. An avid hunter, he found solace in nature and appreciated its beauty. His passion for collecting coins and stamps allowed him to connect with history and discover fascinating stories through these artifacts. Additionally, his active involvement in local politics highlighted his desire to make a positive impact on the community he held dear.
In his memory, there will be no formal service; however, his family will gather privately to celebrate his life and share cherished memories. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to Youth Town of Tennessee, a cause that Jackie held dear to his heart.
Rest in peace, Jackie. Your memory will forever be a blessing to us all.
Arrington Funeral Directors, 148 W. University Parkway, Jackson, TN 38380 731.668.1111 www.arringtonfuneralgroup.com Facebook/Arrington Funeral Directors
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