Blair A. Jackson (1978 - 2016)

  • "Another year has past and it seems like yesterday that..."
    - Eugene ONeal
  • "Miss you Blair. You are the son I never had! Cannot wait..."
    - Eugene O'Neal
  • "To Grace: My deepest condolences for your loss. "Blessed..."
  • "Love to you so know our prayers are always with you ."
    - Debbie Jacobson
  • "Grace; i am sorry you and i have never met but i do know..."
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Blair Allen Jackson, age 38, beloved child of God and husband of Grace Jackson, died unexpectedly at home after months of illness.
Blair was born in Portland, Ore., and grew up in Wasilla, Alaska. Blair graduated in 1995 from Wasilla High. He trained as a Diesel Mechanic at AVTEC in Seward. Most recently he was employed as a cook at Kriner's Burgers and Pies. He loved his job, serving with a smile. Drew Kriner described Blair as a hard worker, willing to do any chore. "He was more than employee, he was a close friend too."
Blair was happiest when serving others. He volunteered countless hours of work at Lutheran Social Services in their food pantry and at HUGSS and Coats for Kids, Thanksgiving Blessing and Neighborhood Gift. He loved to work with his hands, design, build and repair things.
Those who knew Blair loved his sense of humor, creative way of thinking, honesty, humility and his friendliness toward all. He cared deeply for others and would do anything possible to meet their needs. Blair truly had a pure heart. Grace states Blair was so easy to love because he was so loveable and had so much love to give. His love for his family was unwavering along with many close friends he considered family. He made fast friends with his outgoing personality. Blair married his beloved wife, Grace Jackson, on Aug. 23, 2014. Together they loved and served the Lord at City Church.
Blair often gave food to homeless asking how he could pray for them. He was a cheerful giver and truly believed it is better to give than receive. Blair and Grace had a shared desire to serve those in need. He had huge dreams of how to change the community one person at a time. Blair was an encourager of others. He boldly shared his testimony and asked to pray for friends and strangers. He is known for posting inspirational thoughts and scriptures on Facebook.
Blair loved music and was a gifted shofar player. He blew it far and wide, from the Church to the mountain tops, the Cook Inlet flats and on the beautiful shores of Maui, Hawaii. He carried this instrument of worship almost everywhere, drawing others into conversation about the Lord. Blair was a worshiper of Jesus. He wore headphones walking in the woods, singing praises at the top of his voice to God.
He loved the beauty of Alaska enjoying biking, camping, hunting, fishing and berry picking. Blair was passionate about football and his favorite team the Steelers. He wore his Steelers jersey and hat with pride.
Blair is survived by wife, Grace Jackson, of Anchorage; mother, Vicky Jackson, of Wasilla; father, Wallace Knox, of California; and in-laws (whom he considered second parents) Eugene and Lorraine O'Neal. Other survivors include grandparents, Kenneth and Margaret Dale, of Colorado; brother, James (Heather) Jackson; nephews Tyler, Camrin, and Zakery; brothers, Shawn Jackson and Jonathan (Carmen) Jackson; nephews, Kenneth and David Jackson; niece, Emma Frisby; grandnephew, Riley; half-sister, Catelyn Knox (with whom he shared the same birthday); aunt, Kathy Miller; cousin, Matt Miller; and uncle, Greg Miller; along with other extended family members. He was preceded in death by his cousin, Christopher Miller.
The memorial service Is Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 3 p.m. at City Church, 1301 W. 100th, Anchorage, Alaska. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be can be made to Grace Jackson, PO Box 200753, Anchorage, AK, 99520.
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Published in Anchorage Daily News on Nov. 22, 2016