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Mr. A.J. Jackson, aka "Doc," 83, of Alcoa ,TN, passed away at his home on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. after fighting a battle with cancer.
Born on January 8th, 1939 in Townsend, TN. The fifth child and forth son. A.J. attended Everrett High and after graduating enlisted in the United States Navy. He was stationed at the Navy Medical Center Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, North Carolina. He was a Hospital Corpsman and served on the USS Paul Revere in Hawaii, the Philippines, and Okinawa, Japan. After his honorable discharge and with his love for the sea, he re-enlisted in the Naval Reserves and served active duty in Panama City, Florida. Following his military service A.J. attained a cosmetology degree at Joseph's School of Beauty where, after graduation, he continued to train others in cosmetology in Atlanta, Georgia before owning his own beauty shop in Knoxville, TN.
He was a kind and loving partner to his spouse, Wanda, of fifty-five years. In his spare time A.J. loved being outside sitting on the beach in Panama City, Florida, with his toes in the sand or on his front porch taking in the scenery. He enjoyed investing time with his family and friends. Often, a high point during the week was going to the local Hardee's and visiting with his friends from high school to reminisce about the good ole days. Additionally, A.J. loved animals, especially dogs, the birds in his yard, and listening to classical music.
Preceded in death by his parents, Lee Roy and Callie Jackson, brother Roy "Bud" Edward Jackson, sister, Wanda Flo Holder, brother, Robert Jackson, nephew, James Robert Holder, Jr., and sister-in-law, Doris Faye Jackson.
Survived by his wife, Wanda Louise Jackson, son Ash Jackson and daughter-in-law Heather Jackson; brother, Dewey Merle Jackson, as well as beloved nieces and nephews.
Graveside service with military honors will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at Bethel Cemetery located at 475 Bethel Church Road, Townsend, TN 37882. Flowers can be sent to Click Funeral Home, Inc. at 109 Walnut St., Lenoir City, TN 37771. Clickfuneralhome.com