Hickman Jackson

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Hickman Bray “Jack” Jackson, 89, died suddenly May 28, 2010.
He was born December 16, 1920 in Plymouth, NC to the late Charles and Virginia Jackson. Jack entered the US Navy at the age of 17 serving in World War II, the Korean War and retired as Chief Petty Officer He then worked and retired civil service from Ft. Monroe.
Jack was a member of the Moose Lodge for 36 years. Jack is remembered for his ever present humor and storytelling. An avid reader, he could talk intelligently about any subject and did so without prompting. He loved fishing with his little buddy Jake Snodgrass, hunting, making fishing lures and going to new places. He was lovingly teased about being the “duct tape king” because he could “fix” almost anything with it. His phrase “how ya doing darling?” will be missed.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor “Peggy” Jackson; son. Hickman “Hickey” Jackson and nephew “Charlie Boy” Jackson.
He is survived by sons, Charles “Skip” Jackson and fiancée, Pat Terry, William “Billy” Jackson and wife, Mary Ann; grandchildren, Jill Garrett and husband, Tom, Tamara Stiles, Sarah and Brient Jackson, Chris Jackson and wife, Shannon, and Eric Jackson; and great grandchildren, Taylor, Jacob, Riley, Jaxson, Owen, Adrianne, Jessica and Robbie
He also leaves to cherish his memory his companion and best friend, Lavinia Berry and the entire Berry family who have been so kind, loving and supportive. Remembered also are Brian and Carlene Snodgrass, Debbie Jackson, Rick and Linda Hammock, Terry Jackson, Billy Allison and a host of other relatives and friends in both Virginia and North Carolina.
Funeral services officiated by Reverend Fred Reed and Bill McCullough will be held 10:00 am Thursday at Hogg Funeral Home, Gloucester Point. Burial will be in Edgewood Cemetery, Windsor, NC following the service at 3:00 pm, with military honors.
Walker Funeral Home of Windsor, NC is also serving the Jackson family. Online condolences may be made to www.walkerfh.net.
In memory of Jack memorial contributions may be made to Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue, P.O. Box 9, Rena, Virginia 23018 for their tireless efforts given beyond the call of duty.