Private family service Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 1:00pm at White's Funeral Home Chapel. Service will be livestreamed. Interment Monday, January 4, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Dayton National Cemetery.
On Friday, Dec 18, 2020 William Oliver Jackson passed away at the age of 96 at Riverside Hospital. Bill was born June 27, 1924 in Patriot Ohio to Joseph and Bessie (Miller) Jackson.
Bill married Jean Marie Anderson and had 2 children, Deborah and David. After losing Jean, Bill was remarried to Clara Lou Evans and had 6 children Kevin, Keith (Paula) Kim, Karen (Maurice), Kirk (Shelly), Kelly (Lloyd).
Bill was a member of Paint Creek Baptist Church and later Apostolic Faith Church. Bill served in the US Navy and was a Veteran of WW1. He was an active member of the Veteran of War Ancient York #33 F.A.M. He received an honorary diploma at Gallia Academy. Bill was honored with raising of the flag at The Emancipation and GAHS football games. Bill retired at age 57 from Kaiser Aluminum, owned and operated Jackson Body Shop and continued to serve by delivering breakfast for The American Legion.
He was very instrumental in the development of both his children and grandchildren’s lives and an avid supporter of their aspirations and goals. His passions included just sitting in the park, helping others, playing his guitar and sing the blues.
Bill is survived by his 7 children Deborah (John) Taylor, David Jackson, Keith (Paula) Jackson, Kim Jackson, Karen (Maurice) Traylor, Kirk (Shelly) Jackson, Kelly Lloyd) Ashford, brother David Jackson, 15 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Bessie Jackson, both wives Jean and Clara Jackson, brothers Lester and Raymond Jackson, sister Kathryn Allen and his son Kevin Jackson.
The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude towards White's Funeral Home and Dayton National Cemetery for accommodating during this difficult time.
Graveside on January 4th at Dayton National Cemetery at 11am. There will be a memorial service announced at a later date.
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