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James D. Jackson 1933-2019

NILES — James D. Jackson, 86, of Niles, passed away at 4 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

He was born April 22, 1933, in Braxton, W.Va., the son of William and Ruby Flint Jackson.

James was employed for AP O’Horo General Contractors Local 935 as a construction worker for 28 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and reading his Bible.

He served proudly for U.S. Army during the Korean conflict, having been stationed in Germany with the 12th Infantry Regimen.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Beverly Flanigan Jackson, whom he married July 25, 1959, and shared 60 happy years together; two daughters, Virginia Court and her husband, Bill, of Niles, and Kathy Collier and her husband, Jim, of Niles; a brother, John Jackson and his wife, June, of Mantua; a sister, Eileen Kinding of Wadsworth; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Lonnie Jackson; and a grandson, Jesse Jackson.

Friends may call 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at The Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles.

Funeral services will be noon Wednesday at The Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles with the Rev. Erica L. Brown officiating.

Burial will be in Greenhaven Cemetery, where James will be honored for his military service by the Girard Veterans Council Honor Guard.

Arrangements are being handled by The Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles.

Family and friends can light a candle, sign the guest book, and send e-mail condolences at www.josephrossifuneralhome.com.

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