The passing of a great man - Eddie D. Jackson (Ed), entered eternity peacefully, surrounded by all those who loved him deeply on April 3, 2014 at 5:05 p.m.
Ed was born on July 21, 1946 and for the past 14 years fought a courageous battle with prostate cancer. He was a member of Bible Center Church and a faithful follower of Jesus Christ. Ed was one of God's best encouragers, always ready with an uplifting word; a generous and gracious reflection of His Father.
Ed is preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Ruby Virginia Jackson-Gatens; sister, Ann Siders; brother, William Jackson; and grandson, Asher Paul Spurlock.
He is survived by his wife, Jane; children, Bryan Craig Jackson of Charleston, Julie Jackson-Drummond (Chris) of Huntington, and stepson, Jordan Paul Spurlock (Mindy) of S. Charleston; grandchildren, Evelyn Grace Drummond, William Jackson Drummond, Ivy Jean Drummond, Jakob James Whitlock and Aaron Lee Spurlock; brothers, Donald "Sonny" Jackson (Jean) of Fort Worth, Texas, Jerry Ray Jackson of Charleston, Jimmie Wayne Jackson (Linda) of Laporte, Ind. and Teddie DeWayne Jackson of Charleston; sister, Agnes Fay Morton of Charleston.
Ed was a graduate of the University of Charleston. His love of people and desire to help others lead him to a successful career with Northwestern Mutual Life (NML) as a Certified Financial Planner for over forty years. Ed was a Million Dollar Roundtable (MDRT) qualifying and life member for over thirty years. He was recognized with many awards and honors including Master Achievement Awards, Forum, and others with NML. His leadership, dedication and hard work to the industry aided many clients in reaching their financial goals.
Being an avid golfer, Ed was a member of Berry Hills Country Club where he served on the Board of Directors for six years. In 2012, Ed founded the annual "Evans Cup" which honored the club's employees.
The funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday, April 7 at Bible Center Church, 100 Bible Center Drive, South Charleston, with Pastors Eric Mounts and Shawn Thornton officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston. The family will receive friends 11 to 1 p.m. with the funeral service following.
The family would like to extend a special "thank you" to the staff of the David Lee Cancer Center, specifically Dr. Steven Jubelirer and Donna Tittle for years of extraordinary care and encouragement. And too, all of our closest family and friends who have faithfully prayed for Ed and his family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387-2536.
Curry Funeral Home,2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek is caring for the family.
Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.curryfuneralhome.org.