Jackson Lee Thierry, 72, of Boones Mill, Virginia, passed away Friday, June 14, 2013. Jackson was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine of almost 50 years who was the love of his life; his parents Leon and Bernice Thierry; brother, Roger Thierry; special friend and brother-in-law, Cecil Kelley.
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Surviving are his children, Brian Thierry and Aimee Sue Thierry; his beloved grandchildren, Dylan Edwards and Katie Meadows; his sisters, Anne Kelley and Sarah Thierry; his best friend and brother, Roy Thierry and his brother Gordon Thierry; his faithful and best friends, Jerry and Kathy Dillon, Richard Dillon, Tommy Dowdy; his DAV Chapter 60 Commander and buddy, David Cuff whom he worked with on behalf of Veterans; brothers-in-law, Frank Prillaman (Sylvia), Mark Prillaman (Peggy); nieces, Faith Spomer (Paul), Annessa Roberts (Tim), Pamela Lauder (Jon), Lisa McCluskey (Peter); nephews, Jacob Prillaman and Michael Prillaman (Stacey).
Jackson knew his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and was a faithful member of Red Valley United Methodist Church where he leaves his caring and loving church members, friends and "Pastor Josh".
Jackson was a Jefferson Senior High School graduate, an intelligent, self -made man of many talents, being a "Jack-of- All Trades". He retired from Ingersoll- Rand to devote his time to his farm, his love of antique automobiles, his passion for helping Veterans through his DAV Chapter, his church, and going on "adventures" with his grandson Dylan. He served his country as a Military Policeman in the United States Army during the onset of the Viet Nam War.
His family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount with funeral service conducted from Flora Funeral Chapel 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2013, with the Rev. Joshua King officiating. Interment will follow in the Prillaman Family Cemetery in Callaway, VA.
Flowers are welcome but memorials may be made to DAV Chapter 60 or Red Valley United Methodist Church.
Published in Roanoke Times from June 16 to June 17, 2013