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John D. Jackson

John David Jackson of Clearwater, Florida, formerly of Otsego, passed away suddenly on Thursday, October 1, 2020.

John was born November 1, 1968 in Plainwell to Orville Jr. and Valory Jackson. John worked construction and was a garbage man. He then became disabled from health issues. He loved Florida and the life he had there. John loved the beaches in Florida.

He is survived by his mother, Valory Mae Havens and siblings, Ron (Dainel) Jackson, Linda Keeley and Terri (Bob) Pillars along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Orville Jackson Jr., grandparents, Charles and Roberta Fox and Orville and Dorothy Jackson and uncles, Duke, Jim and Kenneth.

Cremation has taken place. There will be a service held at a later date.

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Susie Knapp

October 6, 2020 at 8:48 pm

So sorry 4 your loss-❤


Patricia Clingenpeel

October 7, 2020 at 5:09 am

Dear Val & family…please accept my heartfelt sympathy. for the

loss of your son, John. He is now with our Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ.

No pain…One day you will be with him again..


Pat “Leonard” Clingenpeel


Tim and Marcia Quigley

October 7, 2020 at 7:11 am

Dear Val,

We are sorry that you lost your son. We know only too well what that is like. Even though

we have lost touch over the years, we still think of you and have fond memories of the fun times we had! God Bless you, love and prayers to you. Your son is now an Angel in Heaven!


Denise Jackson Looman

October 7, 2020 at 9:58 am

Prayers for the family! Think of him often, found his graduation picture the other day! My thoughts are with you all. I am so saddened to hear this! Have such fond memories of our childhood growing up. R.I.P. my nephew! Know you are with good loving family! You will be missed!


Jo Jackson

October 7, 2020 at 3:43 pm

Dear Ronny, Linda, Terry and Val I am so saddened by the news about Johnny. I will always remember him as a lost little boy and I’m relieved his struggle is over and he is in the loving arms of his Dad and three Uncles!! I am praying for all of you kids at this terrible time and if there is anything I can do for you, please contact me! Love to you all….Aunt Jo


Terri L Pillars

October 8, 2020 at 6:13 am

Thank you Aunt Jo. I apologize for not adding Uncle Duke Jim and Keneth. I was extremely hard to do this


Aunt Jo

October 8, 2020 at 4:17 pm

Oh honey, I know where your priority was that day! I know if you weren’t worried about your Mom you would have included them! They all loved your Dad and you kids, don’t ever doubt that!! Love to you all!!


Maryln Langeance

October 7, 2020 at 6:04 pm

Val….So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family


Melisa Gless

October 7, 2020 at 6:57 pm

I often think of him. He was my first love. Prayers for him and his family. Missy Chapman


Jeffrey Matthews

October 8, 2020 at 6:42 pm

John was my best childhood friend all the way through highschool. Haven’t seen him in a long time. We had lot of good times going to the roller rink and the movie’s. It was such a blast. Best wishes to to the family. Rest in peace.


Terri L Pillars

October 17, 2020 at 7:57 pm

Seen a lot. Of pictures of you two today. Got some good graduations pictures.



October 8, 2020 at 9:23 pm

Sorry for your loss Cousin Val. Ron Linda and Terry Love you all.


Angelina Clark

October 9, 2020 at 1:27 pm

Dear Val, Ron, Linda & Terry,

So very sorry to hear about of the loss of Johnny. Many memories from the neighborhood when we were kids. Sending Prayers and healing thoughts.

All Our Love,

The Walker kids,

Angel, Tammie, Wendy, Mike & Paul


Steve norris

October 9, 2020 at 6:38 pm

Sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Tammy Lutes

October 9, 2020 at 7:35 pm

Sending my condolences to the family. I went to school with Ron & Linda and grew up in the same neighborhood with them. I’m very sorry for your loss.


Terri GOTT

October 10, 2020 at 7:19 pm

Val snd family, So sorry to read about your son. I never new him but he was sure nice looking. I can’t even imagine you are feeling right now. My heart breaks for you.May he RIP.


Penny Kawakami

October 11, 2020 at 12:51 pm

John was a friend of my brother Andy “K “, so sorry to hear of his passing.


Terri L Pillars

October 17, 2020 at 8:00 pm

They were best friends went through a lot of pictures on them 2 today with Jeff Mattews. Got some good graduation pictures of all 3 of them.


Terri Enos

October 13, 2020 at 5:24 am

I am so sorry for your loss. Growing up he was always Linda and Terri’s little brat. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Rest in peace Johnny.


Beth (Sweet) Try-Randall

October 14, 2020 at 9:54 am

John has always had a special place in my heart, and that will never change. I’ve thought of him often. I’m happy he was able to find happiness in his life, but sad I was never able to keep in touch with him over the past 25+ years. I’ll continue to remember so many good times I’ve held close to my heart throughout the years. I’m so very sad to hear of his passing, my heart aches for your family. I pray for peace for all who miss him.


Terri L Pillars

October 17, 2020 at 7:56 pm

Oh my goodness. I was just talking about you today. I found a journal Johnny wrote back in 1988. It was all about you. That boy loved you so much. And he says it over and over in his journal.


Beth Sweet(Try-Randall))

October 21, 2020 at 8:15 am

My heart is so sad and happy at the same time and I loved him too!


Greg Evink

October 20, 2020 at 5:27 pm

Wow, so sorry to learn of his passing. He was always smiling whenever he was around. My heart goes out to all of you who knew him. I’m sure Mr. Jackson is very happy to be near him again. Prayers and best wishes to the Jackson family.


Christopher Creviston

January 10, 2021 at 11:19 pm

John was really mellow and easy to get along with. I really liked him, though we hadn’t been in contact for a long time. I’m really sad to hear about him passing so young. My thoughts are with his family.


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