In memory of
David LeRoy Jackson
In memory of
David LeRoy Jackson
David Leroy Jackson Sr. was born on December 28, 1959 in Havre de Grace, Maryland. David spent his early years living in Port Deposit, Maryland, before the family moved to West Philadelphia in 1962. David had a very competitive spirit. He played little league for the team For the Few We Have Left (FTFWL). He also enjoyed billiards, bowling, martial arts, and swimming during his youth. In high school, David excelled at cross county and baseball, where he played the position of outfielder. David was educated in the Philadelphia Public School System and graduated from West Philadelphia High School in 1977.   In January 1978, David enlisted in the United States Army, where he served as an Indirect Fire Infantryman out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He was honorably discharged in 1981. He returned to Philadelphia and entered the U.S. Army Reserve. David was in the 315th Infantry Battalion. He transferred to the 233rd Quartermaster Company in August 1995 and served as a Petroleum Supply Sergeant. The unit was called to serve in Kuwait during the first stage of the Iraq War in 2003. With the help of David’s expertise, the 233rd was given an award during their time in Kuwait for receiving and issuing over one million gallons of fuel. Upon his return to the United States, David worked for Allied Universal Public Safety at Drexel University, where he was recognized for his distinguished service in 2013. David retired from the military in 2012 and from Allied Universal in 2014.   David met Phyllis Williams in 1986. They were married two years later in 1988, and from this union, their son David Jr. was born. They enjoyed several family vacations on the boardwalk at Wildwood, New Jersey. The couple separated and later divorced in 1999, but they remained close friends throughout his life. They were together for many of their son’s milestones, including his recent wedding. They continued to celebrate family holidays together with their son, his wife, and their grandsons.          David was an avid sports fan, and he especially enjoyed watching the Eagles and the Sixers. He could often be seen wearing an Eagles hat or jersey (or both) around Philly. He was generous man who made friends everywhere he went. He couldn't go far without hearing his nickname, "Nut," being called from a porch or a car. He had a charming personality and a great sense of humor. Despite the cliche, there are truly not enough words to describe him. Everyone who met him felt like they knew him. Everyone who knew him has a story about him.    David leaves behind his son David Jr. and his wife Adrienne; and two grandsons, Matthew and Donovan to cherish his memory. He is also survived by his brother James Jr. (Delinda) and his sister Rosanna; his nieces Nicole (Jonathan), Wanda, Tasha (TaTanisha), and Asia; and his nephews Izzy IV, James III, Stephen (Rosemary), Kenneth Jr, and Paris. He will also be remembered by hosts of beloved cousins, neighbors, and friends. David is predeceased by his parents James Sr. and Lottie Jackson and his sister Gwenette (Kenneth).   
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Philadelphia, PA 19151
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In memory of
David LeRoy Jackson
David Leroy Jackson Sr. was born on December 28, 1959 in Havre de Grace, Maryland. David spent his early years living in Port Deposit, Maryland, before the family moved to West Philadelphia in 1962. David had a very competitive spirit. He played little league for the team For the Few We Have Left (FTFWL). He also enjoyed billiards, bowling, martial arts, and swimming during his youth. In high school, David excelled at cross county and baseball, where he played the position of outfielder. David was educated in the Philadelphia Public School System and graduated from West Philadelphia High School in 1977.   In January 1978, David enlisted in the United States Army, where he served as an Indirect Fire Infantryman out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He was honorably discharged in 1981. He returned to Philadelphia and entered the U.S. Army Reserve. David was in the 315th Infantry Battalion. He transferred to the 233rd Quartermaster Company in August 1995 and served as a Petroleum Supply Sergeant. The unit was called to serve in Kuwait during the first stage of the Iraq War in 2003. With the help of David’s expertise, the 233rd was given an award during their time in Kuwait for receiving and issuing over one million gallons of fuel. Upon his return to the United States, David worked for Allied Universal Public Safety at Drexel University, where he was recognized for his distinguished service in 2013. David retired from the military in 2012 and from Allied Universal in 2014.   David met Phyllis Williams in 1986. They were married two years later in 1988, and from this union, their son David Jr. was born. They enjoyed several family vacations on the boardwalk at Wildwood, New Jersey. The couple separated and later divorced in 1999, but they remained close friends throughout his life. They were together for many of their son’s milestones, including his recent wedding. They continued to celebrate family holidays together with their son, his wife, and their grandsons.          David was an avid sports fan, and he especially enjoyed watching the Eagles and the Sixers. He could often be seen wearing an Eagles hat or jersey (or both) around Philly. He was generous man who made friends everywhere he went. He couldn't go far without hearing his nickname, "Nut," being called from a porch or a car. He had a charming personality and a great sense of humor. Despite the cliche, there are truly not enough words to describe him. Everyone who met him felt like they knew him. Everyone who knew him has a story about him.    David leaves behind his son David Jr. and his wife Adrienne; and two grandsons, Matthew and Donovan to cherish his memory. He is also survived by his brother James Jr. (Delinda) and his sister Rosanna; his nieces Nicole (Jonathan), Wanda, Tasha (TaTanisha), and Asia; and his nephews Izzy IV, James III, Stephen (Rosemary), Kenneth Jr, and Paris. He will also be remembered by hosts of beloved cousins, neighbors, and friends. David is predeceased by his parents James Sr. and Lottie Jackson and his sister Gwenette (Kenneth).   
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6506-20 Haverford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19151
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