Jimmy W. Jackson
Jimmy W. Jackson, a resident of Ozark, died Friday, July 16, 2010, in the Ozark Health and Rehabilitation Center after an extended illness. He was 71 years of age.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 19, 2010, at 11 a.m. from Wesley Chapel Community Church with the Rev. Terriel Andrews officiating. Interment followed in Wesley Chapel Community Church Cemetery at Bell’s Crossroads with Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home of Ozark directing.
Jimmy Wayne Jackson, the son of Lorene Bell Jackson Spears and the late James Samuel Jackson, was born April 4, 1939 in Minor Hill, Tennessee. Shortly thereafter he moved to the Bell’s Crossroad Community of Dale County where he was a fifth generation Dale Countian. Upon graduation from Carroll High School, he was employed at The Hub and Barkett Stores. He then became a radio broadcaster at WOZK- WOAB and WAYD for 19 years. Lastly, he was manager of the Ozark Civic Center and retired after 20 years of service with the City of Ozark. He also served in the Alabama Army National Guard. Jimmy was a member and past deacon of Ozark Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to Wesley Chapel Community Cemetery, c/o John William Bell, 8510 County Road 54, Skipperville, AL 36374, or the Diabetes Trust Fund, l808 7th Avenue, S., Birmingham, AL 36294 .
In addition to his mother, he is survived by the mother of his children, Barbara Hale Jackson of Ozark; one daughter, Barbara Lynn Floyd of Ozark; three sons, Jim Jackson (Melinda) of Opelika, Alabama, Jay Jackson (Lori) of Ozark, and John Jackson (Amy) of Montgomery; grandchildren, Leigha Jennings of Willis, Texas, Trey, Hannah, Rebecca and Joshua Jackson of Opelika, Caroline and Lake Jackson of Ozark, and John Scott Jackson II of Montgomery; his sister, Jill Jackson Wilson (Tim) of Ozark; and a nephew, Hanan Wilson of Montgomery.
Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home in Ozark, (334) 774-4551, was in charge of arrangements. Please visit us at www.fuquabankston.com.