James Robert “Jake” Jackson, 54, a resident of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Nashville, succumbing to injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Dec. 26, 2013.
He was born on Nov. 27, 1959, in Atlanta, Ga. He was a graduate of Tennessee Tech in Cookeville. He was employed as a mechanical engineer by Whirlpool Corporation in Cleveland at the time of his death and was previously employed by Poulan/Electrolux in Nashville, Ark.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Krogman Jackson of Cleveland; son and daughter-in-law, Josh and Catherine Jackson of Cookeville; daughter and son-in-law, Jaima and Scott Shoup of Cookeville; granddaughters: Elizabeth and Rebecca Jackson and Kyla Shoup, all of Cookeville; mother and stepfather, Veva and Billy Foster of Horatio, Ark.; brother, David Jackson of Horatio, Ark.; father, Ed Jackson of Houston, Texas; stepdaughter, Janean Mills of Cookeville; and stepgranddaughters, Jocelyn and Jaylin Mills. He also leaves behind a multitude of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
He loved his family and friends, and all will miss him greatly.
His physical body was cremated at his request, and his soul is in Heaven awaiting the rest of us.
A memorial service is planned for Saturday, July 26, 2014, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Companion Funeral Home, 2419 Georgetown Road N.W. in Cleveland.
The family will receive friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests, that memorial donations be made to Horatio United Methodist Church or a charity of your choice in Jake’s memory.
You are encouraged to share a memory of Jake and/or your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial web page and guestbook at www.companionfunerals.com.
The Cody family are honored to assist the Jackson family with his arrangements.