Billy Jackson, a beloved husband, father, and friend, passed away peacefully on May 11, 2023, in his hometown of Kingsport, Tennessee. Born on October 14, 1956, in Kingsport, Tennessee, Billy lived a life full of love, adventure, and friendship.
The son of the late Paul and Pansy Jackson, Billy was predeceased by his brother, Paul D. Jackson, and his sisters, Diane Rhoton, and Sheila Marlene Gray. He is survived by his loving wife, Sheila Jackson; his son, Billy Joe Jackson II; his mother-in-law, Leona Laverne Thomas; his sister-in-law, Mary Evans (Thomas); his brothers-in-law, Allen Ferguson (Jeannie), Martin Thomas, & Kermit Thomas; several nieces and nephews; and his special nephew, Johnny Jackson. In addition, his close friends, Alfred Guy, Roger Guy, and Johnny Honeycutt, Marsha Gallagher will always cherish the memories they shared with Billy.
From a young age, Billy was known for his intelligence and friendly nature, which allowed him to forge many lifelong friendships. He approached life with a zest for adventure, and his warm-hearted spirit and good-natured sense of humor put everyone around him at ease. His strong bond with his family and loved ones was a testament to the encompassing love he held for those he cared for.
Throughout his life, Billy enjoyed spending time outdoors. He was an avid camper, hunter, fisherman, and hiker. His love for the great outdoors brought him closer to nature, and he cherished every opportunity to explore the world around him. Whether camping with his family, fishing with his buddies, or hiking through the woods, Billy's adventurous spirit shone brightest when he was outside.
Billy's love for the water was apparent in his passion for activities such as fishing and boating. He found solace in the rhythmic patterns of waves and currents and savored the quiet moments spent on serene lakes and rivers. His respect and appreciation for the natural world were an enduring part of his character, and he often shared his knowledge and passion with those around him.
As a devoted father, Billy took great joy in sharing his love for the outdoors with his son, Billy Joe Jackson II. Together, they formed a strong bond exploring nature and creating lasting memories. The valuable lessons in determination and perseverance that Billy passed on to his son will continue to be treasured long after his passing.
Description words that best exemplify Billy are friendly, intelligent, and adventurous. His infectious enthusiasm for life, his compassion for others, and his natural curiosity made him an unforgettable character who left a lasting impact. His friends and family will forever remember the love, laughter, and adventure he brought into their lives.
While Billy's passing leaves a void in the hearts of those who knew him, his memory will live on through the stories and recollections of his many adventures. He will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by all who knew him for his fun-loving spirit and unwavering devotion to those he loved.
As we say our final goodbyes to Billy Jackson, we celebrate the love and joy he brought into our lives. Our memories of him will surely continue to inspire us to appreciate the world around us, seek out new experiences, and cherish the bonds we create with family and friends.
Snyder’s Memorial is honored to serve the family of Mr. Billy Jackson.