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James William Jackson

James William Jackson, 84, of Tuscumbia passed away Feb. 20 at his residence.

Mr. Jackson worked both in Arkansas and at Alabama Stone, where he excelled as a diesel mechanic. He loved gardening and watching Westerns, especially Gunsmoke. He loved all of his animals, even the ones that weren’t his, and always made sure all the animals had food to eat.

He was a Christian man who loved his God first and loved all of his family with a deep, fatherly love. His memory will be cherished forever.

He is survived by his daughters, Lola Pounders (Rickey), Lisa Hester (Mooch) and Diana Wilbanks (David); grandchildren, Sheldon Curtis (Tiffany), Amanda Fisher, Landon Pierce and Peaches; great-grandchildren, Weston Fisher, Gavin Curtis and Gage Curtis; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Martha Campbell Jackson; great-grandson, Jackson Fisher; parents, Jim and Cora (Bell) Jackson); and all five siblings.

The visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 24 at Spry Memorial Chapel. The funeral will follow at 2 p.m. in the chapel with Bro. Tommy Crowden and Bro. Wayne King officiating the service. Burial will be at Mt. Moriah Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Rickey Pounders, Mooch Hester, David Wilbanks, Sheldon Curtis, Weston Fisher and Bobby Young.

The family would like to extend a sincere thanks to the Hospice of North Alabama, J.W. Sommers and Tuscumbia Valley Missionary Baptist Church for your love and care of our family.

Spry Memorial Chapel assisted the family. To have us sign the book for you, please free to call, or to leave private condolences, please visit our website at www.sprymemorialchapel.com.