Obituary for Michael Jackson

michael-jacksonMichael Lynn Jackson, 57, of Fayetteville died March 3, 2015, at Washington Regional Medical Center. He was born October 2, 1957, to Amos and Elnora Jackson Jr.

During his early childhood, he was a member of St. James Missionary Baptist Church. He enjoyed spending time with his family, listening to music and watching movies.

Michael graduated from Fayetteville High School in 1976. He attended Northwest Vo-Tech in Springdale where he earned a Diesel Mechanic Certification. He worked for Jones Truck Lines for several years before joining the U.S. Army and being stationed at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Michael managed his diagnosis of multiple sclerosis for more than 20 years, always maintaining a positive attitude.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Amos Jackson Sr. and Ocie Mae Adams; and maternal grandparents, Preston Sr. and Isabell Lackey. He was survived by his parents, Amos and Elnora Jackson Jr. of Fayetteville; a brother, David L. Jackson and wife, Tracy, of Fayetteville; a sister, Anita Bland, and her husband, Michael, of Columbia, Missouri.; great aunts, Margaret Smith and Dorothy Barker Wilkes, both of Fayetteville; and Rosie Lee Cravens of Fort Smith; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and caring caring friends.

Funeral services were March 11, 2015, at Beard’s Chapel with Steve West officiating. Interment followed in the Fayetteville National Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.

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