Allan C Jackson, “Jack”, was born on April 9, 1939 in New York City. He was the second eldest of 5 children. In 1962, after graduating from Tech school, Jack joined the US Air Force, where he was stationed in the Philippines, England, and numerous locations across the United States. His military career, finally culminated with his retirement 20 years later in Las Vegas, NV.
It was this time after retirement that he met the love of his life Linda Morris, in the Spring of 1986. After a brief courtship they were married in August of 1987. They lived a full life together full of family, friends, boating, and they always enjoyed one of Jack’s greatest passions, fishing.
After many years in Las Vegas, Jack and Linda moved to Pahrump, NV, where they had a thriving kennel business called Allendale Labradors. They were active in the community, where they bred and raised some of the best championship Labradors in the state. When Jack wasn’t fishing, he was a natural with the dogs, and running the business.
Wanting to move closer to family, Jack and Linda moved to Bluffton, SC in the Summer of 2016, where they quickly adapted to and fell in love with their new community. In no time, they had a bevy of friends, due in large part to Jack’s ever-present smile, and wonderful demeanor.
In addition to being a dedicated and loving husband, Jack was an avid chess player, and was always conscious of his ranking. Jack would willingly engage in a game of chess anytime or anywhere. He also became an accomplished photographer, and was rarely seen with his trusty Canon around his neck. He was always ready for the next shot.
Jack was loved by everyone, and was always well thought of. Known all over for his never ending kindness and incredible patience, Jack never had a harsh word to say about anyone, and no one ever had anything but kind words for him. Whenever a friend of family member would leave his company, he would always let them know he would see them again. “if the good lord is willing, and the creek don’t rise”!
Jack leaves behind a loving wife, of 32 years, Linda Jackson, three children, Rick Jackson, of England, Eugene Jackson of Boston, Ma, and Natasha Gorham of Sumter, SC , along with numerous grandchildren. He will surely be missed.
There will be a small private ceremony at Beaufort National Cemetery, followed by a gathering for all friends and family that wish to celebrate Jack’s life at 3pm on Thursday August 6th. Please join us at 43 Grovewood Drive, Bluffton.
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