2013-01-23 / Obituaries


John Jacob Jackson, 88, of Thomasville died Jan. 13, 2013 at his residence.

He was born July 3, 1924 in Thomasville. He was the owner of Jackson Grocery Store. He was a member of the Thomasville Baptist Church and a member of the Fishers of Men Sunday School Class. In 2006 he received The William Booth Statue Award for his years of service to the Salvation Army. He was a member of the Thomasville City Council and the Thomasville City School Board. Mr. Jackson will be missed by his family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Elsie Merle Jackson, Thomasville; two daughters, Cheryl (Grady) Bedwell, Jackson, Beryl Anderson, Birmingham; five grandchildren, Don (Alaina) Anderson, Montgomery, Donna (Richard) Parrish, Madison, Brooke (Hampton) Smith, Mobile, Lesley (Michael) Lightcap, Spanish Fort, Elizabeth (Chris) Bailey, Mobile; five great-grandchildren, Jackson and Kennedy Smith, Anna Catherine Lightcap, Caroline Anderson, and Mary Pierson Bailey.

The service was Jan. 16, at 11 a.m. at Thomasville Baptist Church with Rev. Ty Parten and Dr. James Best officiating. Burial was at Choctaw Corner Cemetery in Thomasville.

Active pallbearers were Chris Beverly, Charlie Anderson, Bob Megginson, Harvey Sheffield, David Wright, Mark Gerald, Andy Jackson and Allen Jackson.

Honorary pallbearers were Gary Cockerham, Joe Bill Jeffrey, Joe Hubka, Gene Overstreet, Willard Gates, Larry Crow, Jesse Galbraith, Al Springfield, Charles Wilson, Nollie Loper, Jack Bishop and Harold Smith.

Memorials may be made to Thomasville Baptist Church or The Salvation Army.

Condolences may be offered at www.obryantchapelfh.com.

O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.


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