Felix Orville Jackson, age 91, of Red Boiling Springs, TN passed away Friday evening, July 13, 2012 at the University Medical Center in Lebanon. Funeral Services for Felix Orville Jackson were conducted Tuesday afternoon, July 17, 2012 at 1 p.m. from the Anderson & Son Funeral Home Chapel in Red Boiling Springs with Jack Honeycutt officiating. Interment followed in the Whitley Cemetery with Military Honors. His family and friends served as pallbearers.
Felix was born Thursday, July 29, 1920 in Richland Parrish, Louisiana, the son of the late Dewey and Loma Browning Jackson. On October 3, 1946, he married the love of his life, Evelyn Hudson, who preceded him in death on November 26, 2010. In addition to his wife and parents, he was also preceded in death by his sisters, Lucille Donoho and Maxine Long, brothers, Edward, Robert and Lawrence Jackson. Felix was a automobile mechanic, farmer and a member of the Willette Church of Christ. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II where he received the EAME Theater Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star; American Theater Ribbon; Good Conduct Ribbon and Victory Medal.
Survivors include: daughter & son-in-law, Gail & William Smith, Red Boiling Springs, granddaughter, April (Tim) Birdwell, Westmoreland, grandsons, Bill Smith and Jonathan (Elizabeth) Smith, Red Boiling Springs, great-grandchildren, Presley and Nacona Birdwell, sister & brother-in-law, Elsie & Glenn Phillips, Red Boiling Springs, sisters-in-law, Doris Jackson, Lafayette, Peggy (Ray) Chambers, Nashville.