James John Jackson Jr.

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Our beloved son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend, James John Jackson Jr., 59, of State College, died on Sunday, May 5, 2019, at his home, surrounded by some of his loving family after fighting a brave battle with cancer for the past three years. He will forever be remembered for his kind and gentle nature, uncanny memory and attention to details, and his loud, boisterous laugh.

Born Feb. 12, 1960, in Lewisburg, he was the son of the late James John Jackson of Milton, and Eleanor Jane Olmsted, of State College, who survives.

Also surviving are his siblings, Alicia A. Jackson of San Rafael, Calif. (husband Lewis Rosenberg); Brigette J. Skytta of Charlotte, N.C. (husband Jon), children, Emilie and Sam; Kathleen J. Rodriguez of Fredericksburg, Va. (husband Greg) children, Evanne and Lauren; Stephanie J. Jackson of Novato, Calif. (husband Jonathan Snyder) children, Cole and Remi; John W. Jackson of Wilmington, N.C. (wife Debbie) children, Maxx and Sam; Janeann J. Lindsay of Centre Hall, (husband Stan) children, Alicia and Brooke.

He was a 1978 graduate of Milton Area High School.

James attended Zion Lutheran Church, Boalsburg, and was a former member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, State College.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to your local mental health organizations and for cancer research.

Arrangements are under the care of Koch Funeral Home, State College.
Online condolences and signing of the guest book may be entered at www.kochfuneralhome.com or visit us on Facebook.
Published on May 13, 2019
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Dave Russell
May 15, 2019
To the Jackson Family, There are great memories in Milton High School . My dad Raymond Russell and Mr. Jackson worked at milton Steel Mi;ll together . He was a faith Cathlic at St. Joseph Catholic Church Broadway . May the Lord Jesus bless you and Keep you now and always !
Dave Russell
May 15, 2019
To the Jackson Family, There are great memories in Milton High School . My dad Raymond Russell and Mr. Jackson worked at milton Steel Mi;ll together . He was a faith Cathlic at St. Joseph Catholic Church Broadway . May the Lord Jesus bless you and Keep you now and always !
Elizabeth Spiller Cash
May 15, 2019
So sorry to read the news of Jim's passing, gone too soon.

With deepest sympathy, Liz
MHS '78
Jani P. Hall
May 14, 2019
To the Jackson family...I am so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Prayers to his family and friends

MHS 1978
Laurie Loreman Moyer
May 14, 2019
I am so very sorry ! Prayers to all of you! So sad another class of 78 class member gone way too soon
Mary Miville Wise
May 14, 2019
Tons of prayers are coming your way from so many... remember those moments when he loved you all and esp. the ones that made you laugh.... my heart ❤️ is with you all.
Lisa Hans Blue (78) & Steve Hans (74)
May 14, 2019
My prayers and condolences to all he touched, family and friends, and it was many! He shall be forever in our hearts and memories. May the Good Lord Bless you and keep you through this very difficult time. We ( the Hans family) will keep you in our prayers!
Kathy Shoop
May 14, 2019
I always loved my neighborhood friend. Many memories of the "manor"
Christina M. Guinn-Bailey
May 14, 2019
My condolences Momma Jackson I love Jimmy more than anyone known. May he rest in peace I know he's enjoying his reunion with his father. I will miss him till we meet again. Hugs and Kisses to you all. Tina