EMLENTON - Willis L. "Bill" Jackson, 78, of Main Street, Emlenton, passed away at 6:12 p.m. Sunday evening (Jan. 13, 2013) at Clarion Hospital following a lengthy illness.
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Mr. Jackson was born in Parker's Landing, Allegheny Township, Butler County on July 5, 1934.
He was the son of the late Warren and Mae Wilcox Jackson.
Mr. Jackson was a member of the Emlenton Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, the company of his family, and visiting with friends at the various sportsman clubs that he held membership.
Bill was a truck driver for more than 40 years. He had been employed for many years with H.E. Shoup Trucking in Emlenton.
Bill hauled bottles from Continental Can Co. to the Pennzoil Refinery, and was affectionately known by their employees as "Billion Bottle Bill."
Mr. Jackson was married in Emlenton on April 19, 1954 to Leda Coulter, and she preceded him in death on July 11, 2001.
Surviving are five sons, Mark E. (Deb) Jackson of Emlenton, Richard K. "Coony" Jackson of Emlenton, Jeffrey A. (Ginger) Jackson of Bradford, Warren Eric Jackson of Emlenton, and Stephen M. Jackson of Emlenton; brother, John (Linda) Jackson of Parker; a sister, Louise (Tom) Miller of Parker; and five grandchildren, Stephanie Graham of Bruin, Shawn M. Jackson of Emlenton, Amanda L. Jackson of Karns City, Brandy L. Jackson of Emlenton, and Eva Jackson of Emlenton; two great-grandsons, Gavin Graham of Bruin and Matthew Manuel of Karns City; a former daughter-in-law, Vickie Warner; as well as a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, and brothers and sisters-in-law.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert (Eloise) Jackson and Charles (Lucille) Jackson.
Friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. today in the Hile Funeral Home Inc., 1204 Kerr Ave., Emlenton, and from noon until 2 p.m. Wednesday, followed by a funeral service with the Rev. Lori Danielson, pastor of Emlenton Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment will be in Scrubgrass Cemetery, Emlenton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Clarion-Forest VNA, 271 Perkins Road, Clarion PA 16214; or the Cancer Center at Clarion Hospital, One Hospital Drive, Clarion PA 16214.
Condolences to the family may be sent online by visiting www.hilefh.com
Published in The Bradford Era from Jan. 15 to Jan. 21, 2013