John James "JJ" Jackson Jr.
JACKSON, JOHN JAMES JR, 74 John 'JJ' James Jackson Jr., age 74, of High Springs Florida passed away on October 9th, 2016 at the E.T. York Hospice Center in Gainesville. JJ was born on March 30th, 1942 in Jamaica, New York to parents John James and Rita Marie Bach Jackson. He moved with his family to Opalocka FL in 1956. He graduated from Hialeah High School in 1960. He joined the Air Force right after high school. He married Mary Jo 'Josie' Wright in 1964. He moved his family to Fort White FL in 1978 and a year later moved to High Springs FL. He owned and operated JJ's Paint & Body Shop from 1987 until he was forced to retire due to health reasons and sell the business in 2013. He took great pride in his work and built many long lasting relationships. He loved cars, wood working, fishing, golfing and just being outdoors. He had a great sense of humor and always had a story to share. He is survived by his son Jon Jackson (Tammy), daughter Kelly Lovvorn (Danny), sisters Rita Spero (Gary) and Valerie Jackson, grandchildren Brandon, Brianne, Hailey, Jared and one great grandchild Kyra, In-laws Melba and Bruce Farah, Joseph 'Jake' Wright Jr. Many nieces and nephews and a lot of great friends. He is preceded in death by his wife Mary Jo 'Josie' Jackson, parents John and Rita Jackson and sister Regina Whitecavage. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, October 22, 2016 for family and friends from 2:00-6:00 PM at the High Springs Lions Club 26900 W US Hwy 27 High Springs, FL 32643. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Haven Hospice 4200 NW 90th Boulevard Gainesville, FL 32606.
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