John Larry Jackson, affectionately known as “Black Jack”, 68 of Inman, SC entered into eternal rest on March 2, 2018. He was the son of the late Gary Roy Jackson and Lillie Ruth Clark Jackson 'Momma Ruth'. He was the seventh child of eleven children born to his parents’ union. John was a graduate of Mary McCleod Bethune High School in Inman, SC Class of 1968. He loved and excelled in Basketball, and his team won the State Basketball Championship in 1968. He proudly and honorably served our country and was Viet Nam War Veteran. Among his many talents, John was a truck driver, Master Diesel Mechanic, and a Paralegal. He was a member of the Muslim Faith. John is survived by: two sons, John L (Linda) Drummond of Greenville, SC, Justin E. (Amber) Jackson of Killeen, Texas; five daughters, Jackie Jackson and Chasity Robinson both of Spartanburg, SC, Buffy (Cedric) Turner of Douglasville, GA, Amy Oglesby and Ashley Jackson both of Inman, SC; three stepsons, Bradley Bell of Spartanburg, SC, Eddie Stripling of Spartanburg, SC and Jamal Tanner of Rutherford, NC; one stepdaughter, Breshaunda Tanner of Spartanburg, SC; seven brothers, Leon D. (Annie Sue) Jackson of Baton Rouge, LA, Lawrence C. Jackson, Lewis K Jackson both of Spartanburg, SC. Lamar (Barbara) Jackson of Moore, SC, Louie Ray (Karyn) Jackson, Linder (Jean) Jackson and Gary L. Jackson all of Inman, SC; three sisters, Dr. LaVerne Jackson-Harvey (Robert) of Charlotte, NC, Lonnie Ruth (Walter) Means, and Lucille Waddell both Spartanburg, SC; and his special friend and caregiver, Ms. Louise Oglesby. A Celebration of the Life of John Larry Jackson will be held on Friday March 9,2018 at 12:00 Noon at The John Stinson Woodward Memorial Chapel, 602 Howard St., Spartanburg, SC. Burial will be in the M. J. Dolly Cooper Veterans Cemetery, 140 Inway Dr., Anderson, SC. The family will receive friends at the chapel one hour prior to the service.
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