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Edward Jackson III
February 3, 1945 ~ November 1, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old
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EDWARD JACKSON III was born on February 3, 1945, in Dayton, Ohio to the union of Eddie Jackson Jr. and Maggie Mae Jackson (Oglesby). Edward, affectionately known as “Junebug”, grew up with his three sisters, Margaret, Arnita and Mamie. Edward was protective of his sisters, and they bonded over their love of music and sports.
Edward graduated from Dunbar High School Class of “64”. He then drafted to the United States Army where he served in the Vietnam War as a dog handler. To know Edward was to know how much he enjoyed caring for and breeding dogs! So much so that he became a professional dog breeder.
Edward went on to work for General Motors where he devoted over 20 years until his retirement. In 1979, Edward married Kim L. Jackson and together they raised three beautiful children. Edward worked tirelessly to provide for his family and shared with them his love of dogs.
A key aspect of Edward’s life was his faithful service to Jehovah. On December 4, 1984, Edward was baptized as a Jehovah’s Witness. For nearly 40 years, Edward would spend time in the ministry teaching others from the Bible about God’s Kingdom. He also took time to share scriptural thoughts to both family and friends.
In 1995, Edward married Octavia Jackson in Dayton, OH where they spent over 28 years together, serving alongside many friends who became family as Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Edward had an immense joy for music- particularly jazz. With an extensive collection, he enjoyed being home while listening to music. Edward also enjoyed history. From memories of his childhood to sharing experiences from the Vietnam War, Edward enjoyed telling stories of his past.
Edward leaves to cherish his memories, his wife, Octavia Jackson (son, Keith Jones); son Antoine Jackson (Angela), daughter, Yolonda Kinsey (Eddie), and son, Quincy Jackson Sr. (Kari); sisters Margaret Wilson, Rev. Arnita Peavy, Mamie Jackson; grandchildren Caleb Kinsey, Ava Kinsey, Quincy Jackson Jr., and Joelle Jackson; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends in faith.
Visitation 11 am- 12 pm Saturday, November 11, 2023, at House of Wheat Funeral Home, 2107 N. Gettysburg Avenue, Dayton, Ohio. Family will receive friends 11 am- 12 pm. Funeral service begins at 12 pm. Service can be viewed via Zoom. Zoom ID# 910 2624 5586 Password: Westwood