Alvin Jackson PDF Print E-mail

Joseph Alvin Jackson, 92, of Newberry, widower of Margie Rebecca Jackson, died Sunday, September 2, 2018, at his residence.

Born on November 29, 1925, in Chester, he was a son of the late Joseph Albert and Jessie Pearl Boyd Jackson. He was a Navy veteran of World War II having served on the USS Davis as a gunner. He proudly served his country during the D Day invasion in Normandy. Mr. Jackson retired from the City of Newberry as the supervisor of maintenance. He was a member of Colony Lutheran Church and Bachman Chapel Lutheran Church. He was a member of the Newberry Country Club, was a member of the 40 & 8 and served as Commander of the American Legion for five years and was a volunteer fireman for thirty years. He found great pleasure in traveling throughout the country.

Mr. Jackson is survived by his special friend, Tresey Longshore; his son, Ron A. (Natalie) Jackson; sisters, Jeannette Williams, Barbara Lee, Geraldine Shaw and Dorothy Jackson; a brother, Homer Jackson; grandchildren, Anna (Kevin) Neal and Brooke (Eric) Wall; great-grandchildren, Charlie Neal, Owen Neal, George Wall and Margaret Anna Wall due in November. He was predeceased by a great-grandson, Jackson Blair and sisters, Ruby Wicker, Robin Knox and Loretta Wicker.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, September 8, 2018, at Colony Lutheran Church by the Rev. Jerry Trantham. Memorials may be made to Colony Lutheran Church General Fund, 48 Colony Church Road, Newberry, SC 29108.

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#13 Vince bodiford 2018-09-08 23:17
Alvin was a great guy in glad I had a honor to know a world war II vet who served in D Day Alvin told us so many war stories he will be missed I remember one of the first stories he told me when I met him he said his mother hid his Draft papers under the kitchen table so he would not find them but they came and got him anyways for the war and he was lucky to be able to come home alive he was a great friend
#12 julia perkins counts 2018-09-07 20:55
My deepest sympathy to all of Alvin's family. I knew all of you from Adelaide street so long ago Precious memories
#11 Dr. Mark Davis & Lee 2018-09-07 17:11
It was an honor and a privilege to be part of Mr. Jackson’s life.
#10 Kelly Poteat 2018-09-06 08:08
Alvin was such a treasure. He was smart, funny and always had stories to share. He traveled extensively and had many wonderful experiences in life. So glad we were able to know him and thankful he shared some wonderful years with my Mother, Tresey. He will be sorely missed!
#9 Danny Hiller 2018-09-05 15:14
Ronnie,Im so sad to hear about your dad, When I lived in west end he was the best friend I ever had,RIP my friend.
#8 Rita Woomer 2018-09-05 10:00
So sorry for your loss. Alvin was indeed a great man that loved my mother Tresey with all his heart. We were blessed to be part of his life journey. We will miss him and will keep your family in our prayers.
#7 Keith Minick 2018-09-04 09:32
On behalf of the members of the City Of Newberry Fire Dept., we would like to send our thoughts and prayers to the family of Alvin Jackson.
#6 David Parnell 2018-09-04 09:27
Tresey and family of Alvin, I just wish to express my sympathy for your lose. As the Newberry County VA Officer I worked with Alvin on several occasions. as a member of the American Legion Post 24 and the present Commander of this Post we wish to express our sympathy as well.
#5 Janice and Tommy Mee 2018-09-04 08:15
We are sorry for your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Sincerely, Janice and James (Tommy) Meeks
#4 Sammie C Graham 2018-09-03 23:16
My deepest sympathy to the family of Alvin. He was a remarkable man and a great man to know and work with. I enjoyed the days of being a fellow employee of the City of Newberry and volunteer fireman. I will miss him at the American Legion and all the other places I saw him. He was a true gentleman.
#3 Gloria Jean Crayne 2018-09-03 21:47
Ronnie and family, I am very sorry to hear about Alvin’s passing I always enjoyed talking with him. I remember going over to the house when Margie was alive. They had so many stories to tell of the Rikard family. Love and prayers, Gloria Jean and Amanda Crayne (Grady Rikard’s daughter)
#2 Ernestine McKinney 2018-09-03 16:04
Sula and family we are sorry for your are in our thoughts and prayers.Jimmy and Dump McKinney
#1 Butch & Tricia Price 2018-09-03 15:34
We are so very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with each of you.