September 23, 2013

Thomas “Tommy” Walter Jackson

Mr. Thomas “Tommy” Walter Jackson, 52, of Dalton, departed this life Sunday evening, Sept. 22, 2013, at the local hospital.

Tommy was born May 21, 1961, in Newnan. He was employed at Shaw Industries for more than 35 years at Plant No. 81. Tommy loved sports. He enjoyed watching the Georgia Bulldogs, Atlanta Falcons and the Atlanta Braves. He also loved fishing, boating and skiing. Tommy was a member of Mineral Springs United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jessie Freddie Jackson, in 1997.

He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Charlotte Dalton Jackson of the residence; son and daughter-in-law, Todd and Grace Jackson; grandsons, Hunter Coots and Levi Coots, all of Chatsworth; mother, Eva Vean Daniels Jackson of Dalton; sister, Lavon and Randall Cross of Dalton; brothers, Freddie and Brenda Jackson, Billy Jackson and David Jackson, all of Dalton, and James and Esther Jackson of Augusta; mother-in-law, Ruth Dalton; brothers-in-law, Tommy and Ann Dalton, Donnie and Darlene Dalton, and Lonnie Dalton and Marty Dalton; special friend, George Smithy, all of Dalton; his very special companion, Hershey, his cocker spaniel; and several nieces and nephews.

Services to celebrate the life of Mr. Thomas “Tommy” Walter Jackson will be Thursday at 4 p.m. at Ponders Melrose Chapel with the Rev. Gordon DeLashmitt officiating.

He will be laid to rest at Mineral Springs United Methodist Church Cemetery with his nephews and close friends serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at Ponders Melrose Chapel on Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. and after noon on Thursday until the service hour.

Arrangements are by Ponders Melrose Chapel, 138 Melrose Drive, Dalton; (706) 226-4002.

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