Mr. James Earl Jackson, Jr., 82, of 20780 Hwy 45, Arlington, Ga. 39813, died early Monday morning, Aug. 3, 2015 at the Phoebe-Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Georgia, His funeral service will be held Wednesday morning, August 5, 2015 at 11 AM in the Arlington Baptist Church with Dr. Gary Hadden officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the church social hall beginning at 10 Am up until 10:50. Active pallbearers will be Clayton Cook, Tyler English, Ryan English, Robert Payne, Stephen Jackson and Ashley Walker. Honorary pallbearers will be Harry Boney of Staunton, VA., John Chappell of Dudley, Ga., Clifford Frady of Brevand, NC, Jean McMurry of Greenville, SC and Gene Trouy of Memphis, TN.
Mr. Jackson was born January 12, 1933 in Newton, Georgia to the late James Earl Jackson, Sr. and Cora Nix Jackson. He was a retired farmer, a member of the Arlington Baptist Church, member of the Arlington American Legion and was a U. S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife: Marie Louise Marguerite VanRysselberge Jackson; by a brother: J. T. Jackson, Sr. and by 3 sisters: Sarah Fulmore, Betty Hudgins and Eunice Isler.
His survivors include 3 daughters: Lauri English and Mark of Forsyth, GA, Donna Cook of Leary, GA, Jenny Payne and Bobby of Bishop, GA and by a son: Steve Jackson and Peggy of Arlington, Ga. A Brother; Bobby Jackson and Mary of Leary, Ga. and by 2 sisters; Celestine J. Adams and Hollis of Arlington, Ga. and Lois J. Paul of Thomaston, Ga. There are 8 grandchildren: Tyler English (Sarah) of Atlanta, GA, Ryan English of Forsyth, GA, Kristin Cook Walker (Ashley) of Dawson, GA, Clayton Cook of Newton, GA, Robert Payne and Maggy Payne both of Bishop, GA, Madison Jackson and Stephen Jackson, both of Arlington, GA. There are also 2 great grandchildren: Mary Rysse Walker and Collier English. He also had a very special friend in Millie Richardson.