John Page Jackson
John Page Jackson passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, Sunday, Oct, 20, 2019. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 11 a.m. at the chapel of Moores Funeral Home with the Rev. Terry Cliett officiating.
John was born on Sept. 27, 1956, in Eastman, GA to the late Noah Robert Jackson Jr. and Carolyn Underwood Jackson. At an early age they moved to Jacksonville, Fla. where John developed a passion for surfing and became one of the top surfers on the East coast. While attending Sandlewood High School, in Jacksonville, John met his future wife of 41 years, Karen AKA "Big Red." They were married Aug. 19, 1978, and set out to start their new life in Milledgeville, while John attended Georgia College, earning a bachelor's of science in 1982. John went on to serve the clients of Central State Hospital for 30 years as an activity therapist, where he brought joy to his clients lives with regular field trips off campus; going shopping at the local Walmart, fishing, and their annual trip to the Perry Fair. John loved gardening, RVing, and playing Blackjack.
John is survived by his wife, Karen Ann Jackson of Milledgeville; his brother, Noah Robert Jackson III (Melissa) of Clinton, Miss.; his sister, Carolyn Ann Kruse (John) of Holly Springs, N.C.; his children John Noah Jackson (Rachel) of Milledgeville; Page Elizabeth Hudson (Heath) of Eatonton, Ga.; his grandchildren, Eli Noah Jackson, Lila June Jackson and Aubree Elizabeth Hudson; his mother-in-law, Nola Lebo of Jacksonville, Fla.; many nieces and nephews and his beloved dog Penny and his cat Tommy.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 10 until 11 a.m. at Moores Funeral Home.
In lieu flowers memorial contributions may be made to the East Baldwin Volunteer Fire Department Station No. 5.
Visit www.mooresfuneralhome.com to express tributes.
Moores Funeral Home & Crematory has charge of arrangements.
Published on October 21, 2019

Events

Plant a tree in memory
of John
Plant a tree

Obituary published in

Guestbook

Print Guestbook

A place to share condolences and memories.
The guestbook expires on January 19, 2020.

Showing 10 of 1 posts

Frankie Jones
Oct 24, 2019
Having attended and graduated (with the same major) from Ga. College, and then working together for many years at Central State, I owe a huge debt of gratitude to John and Karen. John had an infectious love for all things outdoors With him I hunted and successfully harvested my first (and every subsequent ) whitetail deer; and he fostered my appreciation for the middle-Georgia woods surrounding his family's home.
John's friendship will always be an important marker in my life- he is gone too soon. Andrea and I offer our deepest condolences to you, Karen, and your family.