ATLANTA - June “Harold” Jackson, Jr., born August 16, 1943 in Atlanta, died Friday, November 27, 2009.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Anna Peterson Jackson; daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Rob Phyfer, Snellville; brothers, John Jackson, Perry Jackson and Wade Jackson, all of Winder. Mr. Jackson was preceded in death by his son, Gregory Harold Jackson; parents, June Harold Jackson, Sr., and Hallie Mae Staggs Jackson. Mr. Jackson was a native Georgian, who grew up in Winder. He graduated in 1961 from Winder-Barrow High School, where he was Band Captain and recipient of the John Phillip Sausa Award. He played piano, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, and guitar. He was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. Mr. Jackson graduated from Emory University in Atlanta in 1965. After graduation, Mr. Jackson enlisted in the Army, where he served in Vietnam in the 101st Airborne and Special Forces. Harold was a longtime member of Mountain Park United Methodist Church in Stone Mountain, where he played the oboe with the orchestra in the late 80s and early 90s. He became a member of Corinth Baptist Church in 1995 through immersion baptism. During his son’s Greg’s lifetime, Harold was a bowling coach with the Special Olympics in Gwinnett County. Harold worked for numerous corporations over the years including Sandoz Pharmaceuticals, Abbott Pharmaceuticals and Slick 50. He also sold cars, World Book encyclopedia, Electrolux vacuum cleaners and finally insurance, (mostly Medicare supplements). Harold was a truly great man and will be sincerely missed.
A graveside service celebrating the life of June “Harold” Jackson, Jr. was held Sunday, November 29 at Barrow Memorial Gardens in Winder with Don Richards and the Rev. Don Pennington officiating.
Those desiring may make donations to the Special Olympics of Gwinnett County, 4000 DeKalb Tech Parkway, Building 400, Suite 400, Atlanta, Georgia 30340 in memory of Harold Jackson, Jr. or you can also make a donation to National MS Society, Post Office Box 4527, New York, NY 10163 in memory of Harold Jackson.
Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Snellville Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.