Mr. Jackson attended the Gray Ridge General Baptist Church, was a farmer and a resident of Essex.
On Dec. 5, 1937, he was united in marriage to Ualia Geneva Snider at Grayridge. Mrs. Jackson preceded him in death on April 23, 2000.
He is survived by one brother, LeRoy Jackson of Arizona; two grandchildren, Lori and husband Carles Malloy of Essex and Todd and wife Sarah Miller of Essex; and three great-grandchildren, Devin Miller, Tucker Miller and Halle Swallows.
Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Thresa Miller; six brothers, Raymond Jackson, Mack Jackson, J.W. Jackson, Ben Jackson, Etson Jackson and Earl Jackson; and two sisters, Mamie Lerlen Snider and Mae Eddings.
Visitation will be held at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, from 6-8 p.m.
A grave side service will be held on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at 2 p.m. in the Dexter Cemetery with Rev. Joshua Carpenter officiating.