Paul Jackson

Paul Davis Jackson

Friday, October 22nd, 1937 - Sunday, May 30th, 2021
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Paul Davis Jackson, 83, of Cookeville, Tennessee, was born October 22, 1937, to the late Reverend Leroy and Maggie Jackson in Jackson County, Tennessee. He departed this life on May 30, 2021, at Ascension St. Thomas Midtown Hospital, in Nashville, Tennessee.

Paul professed a faith in Christ at a young age. Following his 1957 graduation from Darwin High School (Cookeville), he enlisted in the United States Army where he received two honorable discharges between 1957 and 1965. Paul was a custodian at the Cookeville Tennessee Highway Patrol Station for thirty-seven and a-half years. He also worked as a security guard at Cookeville General Hospital. His leisure activities included watching televised nature programs, doing crossword puzzles, and cake baking, fresh apple cakes being a favorite of several friends.

In 1966, Paul married his beloved wife, Hettie Page. To this union, two daughters were born.

Paul is preceded in death by his wife, Hettie; his parents; two brothers, Franklin Leroy (Lorraine, deceased) and Kenneth Dwayne Jackson.

He leaves to mourn: One son, William Robert Garrett of Livingston, TN; two daughters, Valerie and Phyllis Jackson, both of Murfreesboro TN; a devoted grandson, Jordan (Shandi) Goodloe of Cookeville; three great grandchildren, Tarelle Goodloe of Pikeville, TN, Kahlia and Emeri Goodloe of Cookeville. Siblings: One brother, John Edward (Shirley, deceased) Jackson of Cookeville; three sisters, Dr. Ella Louise Jackson, Juanita (Richard) Stone and Eleene Okorji, all of Cookeville. In-laws: Charles (Garetta) Bartlett of Fayetteville, NC, Bobby (Geneva) Bartlett, Kenneth (Anita) of Celina, TN, Jerry Bartlett and Sharon (Jay) Stovall, all of Louisville, KY, and Georgia Watkins and James Halsell of Celina, TN. Also, he leaves a host of nieces and nephews. Last, but certainly not least, two precious and dearly loved fur grand puppies, ChiChi and Tank of Murfreesboro, TN.

Funeral services for Paul Davis Jackson will be Saturday, June 5, 2021, at 1:00 PM from the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday, June 5, 2021, from 11:00 am until the time of service at 1:00 PM.

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, June 5th, 2021 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Saturday, June 5th, 2021 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Crest Lawn Funeral Home
    800 West Jackson Street
    Cookeville, TN 38501
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  • Service

    Saturday, June 5th, 2021 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, June 5th, 2021 1:00pm
    Crest Lawn Funeral Home
    800 West Jackson Street
    Cookeville, TN 38501
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  • Interment

    Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery
    800 W. Jackson Street
    Cookeville, TN 38501
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Sharon Stovall

Posted at 07:29am
My heart felt condolences to my nieces ( Valarie & Phyllis) I am here for you any time that you need me. Prayers & love

Ann & Kenny Jackson

Posted at 10:16am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Much love.
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Chelsea Brown

Posted at 12:14am
Mr Jackson was by far my favorite customer (cvs). He was so sweet and never failed to ask about my babies everytime he came in. I was also blessed to receive 2 of his delicious apple cakes over the years. He was always so thoughtful! One of my favorite memories of him was his cartoon themed checks(I think they were even princesses once)I'm sure Mrs Hettie had something to do with that. They always made me smile. I sure will miss this man!

Jill Shugart Herren

Posted at 10:24pm
Dr. Jackson is one of my favorite professors from college. I also met her Momma and a sister out in town and would see them out and about several years ago. Although I never met Mr. Jackson, my heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to the family. May you be comforted by happy memories, and I pray each and every one will see Mr. Jackson again in heaven.

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