JACKSON SR. Retired MSGT William Matthew Jackson, Sr. "Bubba", born August 17, 1949, departed this life Monday, June 20, 2011.
He was born to the union of the late Mr. Felix C. Jackson, Sr. and Mrs. Mary L. Jackson. Two brothers also pre-ceded him in death: Felix C. Jackson, Jr. and Stanley R. Jackson.
Bubba was a native of Prichard, Alabama and a longtime resident of Fort Walton Beach, Florida.
At the age of 18 he enlisted in the United States Air Force where he served honorably for twenty-two years in the Civil Engineering Squadron prior to his retirement in 1992. Throughout his mili-tary career, Bubba earned numerous awards and continued his service as a civil service employee for eleven years on Eglin AFB.
To continue celebrating his life, Bubba leaves his three daughters Wanda (Mike) Jackson, Las Vegas, Nevada; Lilliea Jackson, Louisville, Kentucky; Kaniyah Jackson, Fort Walton Beach, Florida and one son, William Matthew Jackson, Jr., Fort Walton Beach, Florida. One broth-er, Chester W. Jackson, Prichard, Alabama and four sisters, Geraldine Bryant, Annette Nichols and Brenda Bryant, all of Mobile, Alabama and Cassandra Shines, Durham, North Carolina. Five grandchil-dren, Cameron Jackson, Mikayla Jackson, Jayda Jackson, Annesia Jackson and Adriana Jackson. One life-long devoted friend Fleeta Jackson, a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Monday June 27, 2011 at 1:00 pm at Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road NE. Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Visi-tation is from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. Repast, Annette Nichols, 10188 Hunters Trace, Mobile AL 36608 Interment for the family will be held on Tuesday, June 28th at 9:30 am at Barrancas National Cemete-ry, Naval Air Station, 1 Cemetery Road, Pensacola, Florida.
Published in the Press-Register from June 25 to June 26, 2011