July 24, 2021

Mr. Roy Norman Jackson, Jr.

Mr. Roy Norman Jackson, Jr. age 91, of Villa Rica, Georgia died Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2020, after a brief illness.

He was born on July 7, 1929 in Heard County to the late Roy Norman Jackson, Sr. and Annie Lou Eidson Jackson.

Mr. Jackson was a member of Liberty Christian Church. He graduated from Centralhatchee High School in 1947 and West Georgia College in 1951.

At the beginning of his career, Mr. Jackson worked as a teacher at Unity School, and later as a teacher and basketball/baseball coach at Mt. Zion and Whitesburg High School.

He served as store manager for Goodyear and Kelly Springfield in Carrollton as well as Firestone Tire in Dallas.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his sons, Norman Jackson and Lance Jackson, as well as his siblings, brother & sister in law, Wynton (Buck) & Christine Jackson, sisters & brother in laws, Helen (Gwen) Smith, Doris (G.F. Jr.) Rogers, and Dara (Denson) Yates.

Mr. Jackson is survived by his grandson Jesse (Becca) Jackson, great-grandchildren, Lance Jackson and Lily Jackson of Douglasville, special granddaughter (great niece) Marla Turpin, granddaughters (great-great nieces) Annabelle, Addie, and Audrey Turpin of Carrollton, niece(care giver) Carol Thomas, daughter-in-law’s, Tish Jackson & Alice Searcy, along with a wealth of nieces and nephews.

Mr. Jackson was a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He enjoyed playing golf, boating, fishing, and watching sports, especially golf. Mr. Jackson readily entertained friends with stories of his many life experiences.

Each Christmas Day, Mr. Jackson would call his nieces & nephews, pretending to be Santa Claus and checking to see if each one liked the presents that he delivered. Mr. Jackson was very proud of recently being crowned as the Valentine King of The Oaks.

He was known for readily complimenting everyone he met! Needless to say, Mr. Jackson was well loved by all who knew him!

In accordance to Mr. Jackson’s wishes, the body was cremated. A family graveside service will be held at a later date at the Ephesus Baptist Church cemetery in Heard County.

J. Collins Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Villa Rica, GA is in charge of arrangements.

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