John A. "Al" Jackson (1926 - 2019)

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Al Jackson, 92, of Dimmitt, Texas passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2019 in Amarillo. Celebration of Life service will be held on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 2:00PM in the First Baptist Church of Dimmitt with Dr. Howard Batson officiating. Burial will follow at 4:30PM in the Levelland Cemetery in Levelland, Texas under the care of Colonial Funeral Home of Dimmitt.

John Alfred Jackson, know to his family and friends as Al was born on 13 November 1926 to CN and Olive Martin Jackson in Levelland, Texas. AL attended Levelland High school and served as a Merchant Seaman on the SS William H. Ashley, Merchant Marine Pacific Fleet , during World War II. After returning from the war he married Doris Flenniken and was blessed with a son, Jimmy Juan Jackson. After a divorce he married Dorothy Dotson and adopted her son, Donald W. Jackson. He worked as driller and tool pusher in the oil fields around Odessa, Texas for several years, then started as a clerk for Cobb's Department store in Levelland, Texas. He progressed to manager of the Cobb's Department store in Odessa, Texas and finally moved to Dimmitt, Texas where he bought and managed the Cobb's Department store until he retired. Several years after the death of Dorothy, he married Phyllis Mooney. Phyllis and Al moved to Park Towers in Amarillo, Texas to retire and simplify their lives. Al was a member of the American Legion Post 445, Dimmitt, Texas, Lions Club and Dimmitt Chapter of the Veterans' of Foreign War. He actively supported the Dimmitt Chamber of Commerce as a business owner in Dimmitt, Texas

AL was preceded in death by his parents Carl N. and Olive Jackson; Sisters: Pauleen Bartlett and Opal Minor, Brothers: A. E. (Pat) Jackson, C.N. Jackson Jr. and Joe Bob Jackson. He is survived by wife Phyllis Mooney Jackson, ex-wife Doris Biggerstaff; Sons: JJ Jackson Nice, California; Donald W. Jackson Dimmitt, Texas; Joe Mooney of Amarillo, Texas; Daughters: Judy Moore and husband Gary of Sunray, Texas; Janice Davis and husband Gerald of Amarillo, Texas; Jane Coffin of Baytown, Texas; Susie White of Dimmitt, Texas; and Janet Wohhgemuth and husband Max of Deer Park, Texas; 12 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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Published in Amarillo Globe-News from Feb. 13 to Feb. 14, 2019
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