Reynolds Funeral Home announces with deepest sympathy the passing of Mr. William Frank Jackson Jr, 73 of Decatur, Alabama. Mr. Jackson died on February 20, 2021 at Hospice Family Care in Huntsville, Alabama. Graveside Service will be held on Friday, February 26, 2021, 11:00 a.m. Sterrs Cemetery. Public visitation will be Thursday, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm at Reynolds Funeral Home.
William, better known as “Jr.” was born September 13, 1947, to the late William F. Jackson, Sr. and Mattie Pearl Jackson. He was a resident of Decatur, AL for 73 years. On Saturday, February 20, 2021, William transitioned to his eternal reward at Hospice Family Care in Huntsville, Alabama.
William was a graduate of Lakeside High School class of 1965. Upon graduation, he attended Alabama A&M University. He was employed at Amoco Chemicals where he retired after 30 years of service.
In 1970, he was united with the love of his life, the late, Carolyn Jackson, and from this union, they were blessed with three children, William III, LaDon, and Keith. As parents, William and Carolyn taught their children to be obedient, love God, learn how to work, and appreciate life.
William is preceded in death by his loving wife, Carolyn Jackson. His parents William and Mattie Pearl Jackson, one brother, Curtis L. Smith, and two sisters Wilma Frances Jackson and Shirley Jackson Nevett.
William will greatly be missed by his special niece, Karen Jackson.
His memory will be shared by his three sons, William III (Shana), LaDon (Jackie), and Keith (friend-Christina); four grandchildren, Haley, Kaylin, Keri Dawn, and Keith, Jr., one sister Elsie Coger, one brother, Darryl Jackson, two sisters-in-law, Mildred (Ralph) McKinney and Gladys Smith. In addition non-marital children include: Karockas (Rocky), Iris, Kesha, Desmond and Jamari; many other nieces, great-nieces, nephews, great-nephews, and other relatives.
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