OBITUARY: William R. Jackson


William R. Jackson passed away at the age of 88 on Monday, May 1, 2023.

He was born in Cookeville, TN, on June 1, 1934 and spent 36 years in Chattanooga before moving to Lebanon for the last 23 years of his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Basil and Lucy Jackson, and other immediate family, Phillip Jackson, Nancy Clark, Gilberta Pate, Roberta Maynard, Bob Evridge, and Joel Baxley.

Mr. Jackson is survived by his wife of 63 years, Juanita Huffard Jackson, and his three children, Becky Kegley (Billy), Dale Jackson, and Nancy Baxley; grandchildren, Matt Kegley (Kelli), Brent Easley (Rachel), Kyle Kegley, April Moseley (Josh), Taylor Jackson, Sarah Baxley, Maddy Baxley, Katie Evridge, and Rebecca Givens (Patrick). He was great grandfather to Connor Kegley, Cade Kegley, Camille Kegley, Rowen Easley, Isla Easley, Jude Moseley, Haddie Moseley, and Robert Givens.

Mr. Jackson was a graduate of County High School and the School of Hard Knocks. He supported his family as an appliance repairman and incorporated them all into the business. From the age of 11, his spare time was spent on a golf course.

Mr. Jackson and his wife had a special heart for orphaned and abandoned children. His home was often a refuge for foster children. He was a life long member of the church of Christ and in his Lebanon years worshiped with the College Hills congregation.
His sense of humor and sarcasm will be missed.

Visitation with the family will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2023, at the Partlow Funeral Chapel, 233 West Main St. from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Interment will follow at the Cookeville City Cemetery.

PARTLOW FUNERAL CHAPEL in care of arrangements. 615-444-7007


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