Mr. Harvey Douglas “Doug” Jackson, 86, of Dalton passed from this life on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at Hamilton Medical Center.
He was the son of the late John Walter Sr. and Sybil Durham Jackson and was preceded in death by his first wife, Kathryne Burnette Jackson; his brothers, John Walter Jackson Jr., Ralph Jackson, Wilton Jackson and his sister, Marian Jackson Bowman.
Doug is survived by his wife, Norma “Burma” Jackson of the residence; sister, Rebecca Jackson Silvers (Ralph) of Vierra, Fla.; a dear cousin, Marlin Lund of Dalton; his children, Terry Jackson of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Donna Grow (Lynn) of Dalton and Yvette Cochran (Anthony) of Resaca; stepchildren, Tate Dixon (Von) and Laurene Lovingood, all of Dalton; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Doug was a proud veteran of World War II, Korea and the Vietnam War with 23 years of service in both the Navy and the Coast Guard. He served on an aircraft carrier in Pacific Campaigns during World War II, then on the U.S. Edisto “to the ends of the Earth” until retirement in 1972 as a senior chief petty officer (R.M.C.S.).
He was a member of Dalton First Baptist Church where he served faithfully as a deacon and Sunday school teacher. One of his proudest moments was when The Horizon’s group named him their poet laureate.
Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Dalton First Baptist Church with Dr. Bill Ireland, Dr. Billy Nimmons and the Rev. Phillip Cannon officiating.
Burial will be in Whitfield Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends in the atrium and Doug will lie in state on Tuesday from noon to 2 p.m.
The family asks that flowers be omitted and memorials be made to Dalton First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 827, Dalton, GA 30722-0827.
Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.lovefuneralhomega.com.
Love Funeral Home, 1402 N. Thornton Ave., Dalton (across from Hamilton Medical Center), is in charge of arrangements.