Joseph Emmett Jackson, Sr., affectionately known as Joe, passed away peacefully on May 22, 2023, in Gray, Georgia, at the age of 86. A graveside service will be held Friday, May 26, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at Highview Cemetery with the Reverend Scott McMillan officiating. The family will greet friends before the service from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Hart’s Mortuary, Jones County Chapel. Donations may be made in his name to the Alzheimer's Association 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17 Chicago, IL 60601, www.alz.org.
Born on August 27, 1936, in Macon, Georgia, Joe lived a full and vibrant life filled with love, laughter, and cherished memories with family and friends.
Joe was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He is survived by his loving children, Lisa Craine (James) and Joey Jackson (Jamie); his adoring grandchildren, Misty Johnson (John), Jaime Stackpole (Ben), Jessica Purser (Carl), Christopher Jackson, Heather Jackson, and Tiffany Jackson; and his precious great-grandchildren, Hagen, Jacob, Maggie, Kaleigh, Megan, and Ella. Joe also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews who were dear to his heart. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 63 years, Nancy Faye Jackson, and his brother, Ralph Jackson.
Joe proudly served his country as a veteran of the United States Army. His dedication to service and commitment to his fellow soldiers was a testament to his strong character and unwavering patriotism. Joe's work ethic and passion for helping others extended beyond his time in the military, as he was known for his tireless efforts and willingness to lend a hand to those in need.
A true Georgia native, Joe was an avid Georgia Bulldog fan. His enthusiasm for his favorite team was contagious, and he enjoyed cheering them on with his family and friends. Joe's love for the outdoors was evident in his many hobbies, which included hunting, gardening, and spending time at the beach. He had a particular fondness for dogs, and his compassionate nature led him to provide loving homes for several furry friends throughout his life.
In addition to his many interests, Joe was known for his warm and welcoming spirit. His home was often filled with laughter and lively conversation. Joe's ability to connect with others and make lasting friendships was a true gift, and his impact on the lives of those who knew him will be remembered fondly.
As we celebrate the life of Joseph Emmett Jackson, Sr., we are reminded of the love and joy he brought to all who had the privilege of knowing him. His memory will live on in the hearts of his family and friends, and his legacy of kindness, generosity, and unwavering love for his loved ones will continue to inspire those who carry his memory with them. May Joe rest in peace, knowing that he was deeply loved and will be dearly missed.
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Hart’s Jones County Chapel, Hart's Mortuary and Cremation Center, 307 Pecan Lane, Gray, GA 31032 has charge of the arrangements.
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American Alzheimer’s Association
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