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John Jackson

John Walton "Sonny" Jackson

Wednesday, February 24th, 1932 - Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
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Obituary

John Walton “Sonny” Jackson, of Dothan, died Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at his home. He was 87.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 20, 2019 at Glover Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend John Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery with Glover Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 1:45 p.m. prior to service time.
Mr. Jackson was born February 24, 1932 in Miami, Florida and moved to Ashford at an early age. He was a 1952 graduate of Ashford High School. After graduation, he served in the U.S. Navy for several years. Upon returning home, he began working with the Dr. Pepper Bottling Company and later was employed with the Houston County Sherriff’s Department. He later worked with the Cottonwood Police Department and eventually served as the Chief of Police, a job he truly enjoyed. He organized the Cottonwood Youth Football and Baseball League, and also served on the Board at Cottonwood High School. He was selected as the (1973-1974) Cottonwood Man of the Year and was a deacon at Calvary Baptist Church of Cottonwood.
After living in Cottonwood for many years, Sonny and his family moved to Dothan in 1978. He was employed with Rushing Enterprises for thirty-five years prior to his retirement and was a member of Taylor Baptist Church.
He is predeceased by his parents, John Clifton and Ella Julia Maude Mendheim Jackson.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lela M. Jackson of Dothan; a son, Rick Jackson of Wetumpka, a daughter, Patsy Jackson Sexton (Steve) of Dothan; two brothers, Norwood Jackson (Althea) and Clyde Jackson (Ann); two sisters, Imogene Battle (Hugh) and Ilene Grubbs; seven grandchildren, Trent Jackson, Amber Jackson Banda, Tiffany McClenny, Stone Jackson, Steele Jackson, Savanah Jackson Lowe and Maddie Sexton Keys; six great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews also survive.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, September 20th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 1:45pm
    When
    Friday, September 20th, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
    Location
    Glover Funeral Home Chapel
    Address
    1468 Hartford Highway
    Dothan, AL 36301
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  • Service

    Friday, September 20th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Friday, September 20th, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Glover Funeral Home Chapel
    Address
    1468 Hartford Highway
    Dothan, AL 36301
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    Officiant
    Reverend John Smith
  • Interment

    Friday, September 20th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    When
    Friday, September 20th, 2019 3:00pm
    Location
    Gardens of Memory
    Address
    6200 North US 431
    Dothan, AL 36345
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