Bryan Hightower Jackson, 85, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday morning, January 19, 2022 of complications from a stroke.
Bryan was born July 15, 1936 at the hospital in Merigold, MS to Andrew Bradford Jackson, Sr. and Eula Mae Underwood Jackson.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Andrew Bradford Jackson, Jr., William Jackson, Curtis Armstead Jackson, Freddie Burke Jackson, James Authur Jackson, Sr. as well as his wife of 62 years, Bettye Jo Tingle Jackson. Survivors include a beloved son, Alan Bryan Jackson of Avalon, MS; two daughters, Cindy Jackson Bennett (Bobby) of Avalon and Jody Jackson Lucas (Danny) of Atlanta GA and a host of nieces and nephews. He spent countless hours with his grandsons, Andrew Bennett (Anna) of Drew, MS, Brian Bennett (Tori) of Grenada, MS, Jonathan Bennett (Candice) of Avalon and Jacob Alan Phillipy (Angela) of Memphis, TN.
He especially enjoyed time with his great grandchildren; Clark Calloway Bennett, Chandler Jackson Bennett both of Drew, Lyra Elise Bennett of Grenada and was looking forward to the birth of Lilly Anne Bennett of Avalon in April.
He served as a Spec 4 in the US Army Reserves (Infantry) and as a Sergeant at Fort Lewis in Tacoma, WA. He was honorably discharged.
He attended school in Money, MS, Holcomb, MS, Greenwood, MS and graduated from Valley School in the Valley Community of Carroll County where he met his high school sweetheart and soon to be wife, Bettye Jo Tingle Jackson.
He was known as a loving father and husband and was a man of integrity who was always willing to mentor younger men at Stribling Clements, later known as Thompson Machinery and Caterpillar. While at Stribling-Clements he was known as a fuel specialist, DC Electrical Specialist and served as shop foreman for a period of time.
He was a Baptist. He and his wife were member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church on Teoc Road. Rev. Lanny Haley will Conduct Graveside service 10:30 Friday, January 21, 2022 with military honors provided by American Legion Post 29.
Special Thanks to Grace Hospice, Jay Matthews, Sandra Johnson and his caregiver, Tracie Stanford
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Andrew Bennett, Brian Bennett, Jonathan Bennett, Jacob Phillipy and friends, Clinton Kuykendall and Wesley Husky. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jay Matthews, Julie Baines and Dr. Michael Boler.