Michael Lynn Jackson, October 2, 1957~March 3, 2015
During his early childhood, he accepted Christ and 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 Army and being stationed at Ft. Carson, in Colorado Springs, CO. Michael managed his diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) for more than 20 years, but he always maintained a positive attitude.
He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Amos Jackson, Sr. and Ocie Mae Adams; and maternal grandparents, Preston Sr. and Isabell Lackey.
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 husband, Michael of Columbia, MO.; 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 will be 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at Beard’s Chapel with Steve West officiating. Interment will follow in the Fayetteville National Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 P.M. on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at the funeral home.
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