Services for Franklin John Jackson, 71, of Temple, are pending with Young's Daughters Funeral Home.
Franklin John Jackson died on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at a local hospital.
Franklin J. Jackson was born on October 27, 1950 to Mary Maybelle Wigg and and Ralph Mitchell Jackson in Wrangell, Alaska. He graduated from Petersburg High School and was an track star. After high school Franklin enlisted into the U.S. Navy where he sang in the Blue Jackets choir and took boxing. Following his service time he took a local bartending position at kitos Kave where he met the love of his life, Hellen Louise Ronimous. In 1986 they married and started their life together. He retired from Petersburg Medical Center as a facility engineer. Mr. Jackson enjoyed his vacations to Hawaii with his wife, tinkering, and playing his guitar whether it be lead or bass. He will be remembered for his outgoing nature.
Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Hellen L. Jackson; three sons, Franklin Alan Jackson and wife Jackie, John M. Gonzalez, Marvin Jackson; one brother, Donald Jackson; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
In Lieu of flowers please make a memorial donation to the VFW Post 1820 for Disaster Fund to help our local veterans.
Arrangements are under the direction of Sabrina N. Young of Young's Daughters Funeral Home and Bereavement Center.