William "Bill" Mills Jackson, 72, of Enfield died Monday, July 8, 2013, at his home with his devoted wife of 47 years, Leah (Thomforde) Jackson, at his side.
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He was born in Hartford on Feb. 17, 1941. He was the son of the late Warren and Olive Jackson. Bill and his identical twin brother, Stephen F. Jackson, are proud Eagle Scouts and come from a family background of service to others and the community. After serving in the U.S. Navy, Bill worked in the finance department at Delta Industries in East Granby for 42 years. Despite becoming a paraplegic in the Windsor Locks tornado in 1979, Bill continued working and supporting his family from a wheelchair. He was not deterred from getting out, pursuing his love of woodworking, cheering on the New York Yankees, never missing the football pool at work, and being a friend to all who met him.
In addition to his wife, Bill is survived by his daughters; Christine and her husband, Markus Medak, and Sherry and her husband, Timothy Moulton; his brother Stephen and wife, Karen Jackson; his grandchildren Emily, Kai, and Lena; and great grandson Camden. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the visiting nurses and aides who provided excellent care and became close friends during the past three years.
A memorial service will be held at the Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Road, Enfield, on Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 11 a.m. with a calling hour prior to the service from 10 to 11 a.m. Burial will follow the service in Enfield Street Cemetery in Enfield.
Donations may be made in his memory to Boy Scouts of America Connecticut Rivers Council, 60 Darlin St., East Hartford, CT 06108; Visiting Nurse & Health Services of Connecticut, 8 Keynote Drive, Vernon, CT 06066; or to a
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Published in Journal Inquirer from July 10 to July 14, 2013