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Hal Percival Jackson


1919 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
Hal Percival Jackson Obituary
JACKSON Hal Percival Jackson passed away December 10, 2013. He was born in Camden, N.J. on March 16, 1919 to Harry Percival Jackson and Lena Travis Judd. The family moved to Jupiter, FL in 1921 and Hal graduated from Jupiter High School as class valedictorian. He earned his BA degree in Education from the University of Florida in 1941 and completed his Masters of Education in 1953. He became a Bull Gator in spirit and has remained a faithful fan his whole life. Hal began his career in 1941 teaching English, Math and coaching 7th and 8th grade football and basketball. In 1942 he enlisted in the Army and after basic training became a member of the U.S. 80th Infantry Division, which among other accomplishments during WWII, was responsible for liberating Buchenwald Concentration Camp in Weimar, Germany on April 16, 1945. After the war Hal returned to his teaching career, becoming principal of Sterling Elementary School in 1956 in Broward County, Florida. In 1968 Hal became Assistant Superintendent of schools for Broward County and in 1969 became Associate Superintendent for Personnel. In 1973 he became Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent. In 1975 he was promoted to Area Superintendent where he remained until his retirement in 1982. He moved to Jacksonville with his first wife in 1983. Hal was predeceased by his first wife, Sue Peterson Jackson, his sister, Dorothy Jackson Whitesell, his brother, Albert Judd Jackson, and his grandson, Brett Peterson Schaefer. He is survived by his present wife of 29 years, Marcille W. Jackson, his daughter, Pamela Jackson Schaefer (George), his grandsons, Scott Ulm (Terre) and Adam Ulm Fontaine, his great grandson, Jason Ulm and great granddaughter, Rebekah Ulm and a great-great grandson, Greyson Ulm. He is also survived by a step-son, Robert Stafford (Barbara), two step grandsons, James Stafford (Hariett) and Robert Stafford, three step great grandchildren, Melina, James and Calista Stafford and many nieces and nephews. Many thanks to the caring people at Heritage Crossing Assisted Living Facility who have been giving loving care for over two years. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Community Hospice of N. E. Florida. Mr. Jackson s ashes will be buried in Jacksonville National Cemetery at 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 30, 2013 with Military Honors. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com
Published in the Florida Times-Union on Dec. 15, 2013
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