James R. “JJ” Jackson, 55, of Lena, Miss. passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014.
Born May 14, 1958, in Columbia City, he was the son of James R. Jackson, Sr. and Sandra S. (Wuertley) Harter.
He attended Whitko High School. Not liking to live in one area for a long time, JJ would travel around, and had lived in Indiana, Colorado, Arizona and most recently in Mississippi since 2006. He had been working on a farm in Lena.
He was a very independent person, enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, riding his motorcycle and watching the Steelers play.
He is survived by his daughters, Jazmen Jackson of Claypool and Harley June Jackson; stepchildren, Josh and Shayne Keel and Kristal Sims; brothers, Bazil Jackson of Albion; Scott Hollon of Arizona; Rick Jackson of Arkansas; sister, Debra Jackson of Kansas, Kimberly Thompson of Arizona, Lorie Schroeder of Arizona; and numerous grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 2 to 8 p.m. at DeMoney-Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. Memorial gifts may be given in JJ’s memory towards his final funeral expenses I.C.O. DeMoney-Grimes.
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