William O. Jackson

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William O. Jackson, age 79, of Jasper, FL. passed away on Friday, May 17, 2019 at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville, FL. following a brief illness. William was a native of Valdosta, Georgia born on December 13, 1939 to the late Otis and Evelyn Lightsey Jackson. He attended Valdosta High School, Valdosta State College and finished his education out at the University of Georgia School of Pharmacy. William pursued what was and what has become a real family tradition in the field of pharmacy excellence. His father, brother, nephews and great niece all finding their place in the world of service to others. Shortly after graduation, William returned to Valdosta and to Barnes Drugstore where he worked and perfected his trade. In 1976 William moved to Jasper, FL. and was able to purchase the former Wise's Drugstore and for the next 24 years William owned and operated Jackson's Drugstore complete with soda fountain until he closed shop in 2001. William was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Charles Jackson. Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Marty Standefer Jackson of Jasper; his son, William Otis Jackson, Jr. "Bill" of Ormond Beach, FL., three daughters, Suzanne Jackson of Valdosta, GA., Hazen Chandler of Jacksonville, FL. and Meghan Lloyd of Jasper, FL.; two granddaughters, Nicolette Jackson and Marcella Horton and one grandson, Jackson Horton; numerous nieces and nephews. Also surviving is his former wife and the mother of his children, Nina Hackworth and his longtime dedicated employee and friend, Jennie Lou Hughes. Per William's wishes he was cremated. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Corinth Christian Academy at 7042 SW 41st Ave, Jasper, FL. 32052. Harry T. Reid Funeral Home, Jasper, FL. is in charge of arrangements.
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