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James “Spookie” Jackson, Sr., 69, passed away July 26, 2019. He was a 1968 graduate of Riverside High School and a veteran of the United States Marine Corp. He retired from the Chattanooga Police Department after 27 years of service. He was also owner of Jackson’s Lawn Service.

Survivors include his wife, Doris Jackson; son, James (Katrina) Jackson, Jr. of Nashville, TN; daughters, Shinee Jackson and Shenece (David) Craddock; stepsons, Charles Buckner and William (Shannon) Howard; stepdaughter, Kimberly (Corey) Ray; brothers, Charles (Joyce) Jackson and Maurice (Christie) Jackson; sister, Linda (Art) Barnes of Clemons, NC; 14 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; a host of other relatives and friends.

The body will lie in state Tuesday, July 30, 2019 after 12 noon and the family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 pm. A funeral service will be held at 12 noon Wednesday, July 31st at Second Missionary Baptist Church with Reverend Paul A. McDaniel officiating. Interment: Chattanooga National Cemetery. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

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  • Friday, July 26, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ John P. Franklin Funeral Home
  • Friday, July 26, 2019
    Our hearts are heavy with the news of Spooky's passing. He was a good person and a cherished friend of our family. He and James (Hamill) were work partners for many years when they worked at the Chattanooga Police Dept. James trusted Spooky with his life. He knew that Spooky always had his back..... even after they both retired. He will be greatly missed. Our deepest sympathies go out to Ann, to his family and friends.
    ~ The James Hamill Family   Hixson, TN
  • Friday, July 26, 2019
    We will miss Spookie so much. He was a true friend and neighbor. To Ann and all the family go our thoughts and prayers.
    ~ Larry and Karen George   Chattanooga, TN
  • Saturday, July 27, 2019
    Still can't believe you're gone. This is still incomprehensible. The neighborhood will never be the same without you. I know we all have to go one day, but it still doesn't hide the fact that we are still so very sad. You will truly be missed by us and so many more.
    ~ Stacey and Paula Lay   Chattanooga
  • Saturday, July 27, 2019
    Still can't believe you're gone. This is still incomprehensible. The neighborhood will never be the same without you. I know we all have to go one day, but it still doesn't hide the fact that we are still so very sad. You will truly be missed by us and so many more.
    ~ Stacey and Paula Lay   Chattanooga
  • Sunday, July 28, 2019
    We were so shocked and sorry to hear of Spooky’s passing. He has been a friend for the 30 years that we’ve lived in our subdivision. You could always depend on him to be a “watchdog” in our community. He was always aware of what was going on. Our prayers and sympathy go out to all of the family.
    ~ Steve and Beverly Ericson   Chattanooga, TN
  • Sunday, July 28, 2019
    We were so shocked and sorry to hear of Spooky’s passing. He has been a friend for the 30 years that we’ve lived in our subdivision. You could always depend on him to be a “watchdog” in our community. He was always aware of what was going on. Our prayers and sympathy go out to all of the family.
    ~ Steve and Beverly Ericson   Chattanooga, TN
  • Friday, August 16, 2019
    Sorry to hear of you loss. Keeping you and your family in my prayers and thoughts Shenece.
    ~ Linda Tory   Chattanooga, TN
  • Sunday, July 28, 2019
    R.I.P. Spookie. May the Lord be with your family during this unfortunate time. Our most sincere condolences for the family.
    ~ Wilbert and Wynetta McLean   Chattanooga, TN
  • Sunday, July 28, 2019
    R.I. P. Spookie may God keep your family in our prayers.
    ~ Nathaniel Jackson   chattanooga, TN
  • Sunday, July 28, 2019
    Shun and Dee Dee I'm so sorry for you're time of bereavement, Ecclesiastes 3:1 tells us "there is a season for every purpose under heaven" God will keep you in perfect peace.
    ~ Carla Culbreath   Chattanooga, TN
  • Sunday, July 28, 2019
    Spooky was one of a kind. So hard to accept he is gone. He was the heart and soul of this neighborhood and will be missed by everyone. Our prayers for his family during this difficult time.
    ~ Wanda Birdine   Chattanooga, TN
  • Sunday, July 28, 2019
    Spooky was one of a kind. So hard to accept he is gone. He was the heart and soul of this neighborhood and will be missed by everyone. Our prayers for his family during this difficult time.
    ~ Wanda Birdine   Chattanooga, TN
  • Sunday, July 28, 2019
    Spooky was one of a kind. So hard to accept he is gone. He was the heart and soul of this neighborhood and will be missed by everyone. Our prayers for his family during this difficult time.
    ~ Wanda Birdine   Chattanooga, TN
  • Sunday, July 28, 2019
    Spooky was one of a kind. So hard to accept he is gone. He was the heart and soul of this neighborhood and will be missed by everyone. Our prayers for his family during this difficult time.
    ~ Wanda Birdine   Chattanooga, TN
  • Sunday, July 28, 2019
    Spooky was so kind. It is so hard to accept he is gone. He was the heart and soul of our neighborhood and will be missed by everyone. He was always there to help his neighbors. Our prayers for his family during this difficult time.
    ~ Tauna Baucom   Chattanooga, TN
  • Sunday, July 28, 2019
    My deepest condolences to my sister Doris Ann Jackson and to the entire family. I'm lifting you all up in prayer!
    ~ Lisa Thompson   Chattanooga, TN
  • Monday, July 29, 2019
    You will truly be missed by the Palmer family.
    ~ Carlitha Palmer   Chattanooga, TN
  • Monday, July 29, 2019
    Another rose from God's rose Garden to make lovely God's kingdom
    ~ Rev. & Sis. W.B. Jackson   Decatur, AL
  • Tuesday, July 30, 2019
    Sending Condolences at your time of loss. Our prayers are with the family. God loved him more. Praying for strength. Your in our thoughts & prayers. Helen, Pep, Kelvin Readus & Gerald Banks family...
    ~ Doris Readus   Chattanooga, TN
  • Tuesday, July 30, 2019
    Prayers to the family
    ~ Marvella Willis   Chattanooga, TN
  • Tuesday, July 30, 2019
    TO THE FAMILY:: MAY IT COMFORT YOU TO KNOW THAT OTHERS CARE, AND MAY YOU FIND PEACE IN THE DAYS AHEAD. I HAVE KNOWN JAMES FOR MANY YEARS WE WAS A GOOD FRIEND AND A GOOD CO WORKER RIP MY FRIEND.
    ~ ELLA HOLLAND   CHATTANOOGA, TN
  • Wednesday, July 31, 2019
    Sending my deepest condolences, God has gained another angel. I will keep the Jackson family in my prayers
    ~ Tricia Allen   Chatt, TN
  • Wednesday, July 31, 2019
    Sending my deepest condolences, God has gained another angel. I will keep the Jackson family in my prayers
    ~ Tricia Allen   Chatt, TN
  • Friday, August 2, 2019
    Prayers of comfort and strength as you go through this transition of life. Spookie was a friend to my husband who went on long before him. That is how I met him. They would laugh for hours about their childhood as my husband was a few years older, He loved his family and friends. May God be with you at this time.
    ~ CYNTHIA THOMAS   CHATTANOOGA, TN