William Daniel “Billy” Jackson – Wake Forest Obituary

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William Daniel “Billy” Jackson

Aug 18, 1937 – Apr 14, 2016

William Daniel “Billy” Jackson, 78, died Thursday April 14, 2016 surrounded by his family at Duke Raleigh Medical Hospital. Billy was born August 18, 1937 in Wake Forest to the late Darwin T. Jackson and the late Dorothy Fuller Jackson Macon. He was a 1955 graduate of Wake Forest High School and went on to Chowan College on a baseball scholarship. He retired, after 30 years, from the print shop at NC State University. Billy was a founding member as well as a lifetime member of Falls Fire Department in Raleigh, he also was an active member of the National Guard for over 36 years, spending his entire time with the Youngsville unit. He was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter, Dana Elizabeth Jackson Brafford.

Funeral services will be held at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon, April 17, 2016 at Falls Baptist Church, Raleigh. Rev. Terry Ashe officiating. Burial will follow in Falls Community Cemetery.

Billy is survived by his wife, of 57 years, Elizabeth Fonville Jackson; two sons, Daniel Jackson and wife, Melinda of Raleigh, Philip Jackson of Raleigh; son-in-law, Danny Brafford of Wake Forest;

three grandchildren, Michael Brafford and wife, Tracey, Diana Harney and husband, Richard, Kyle Brafford and wife, Kimberli; seven great-grandchildren, Kelli, Taylor, Logan, Payton, Ryan, Brady and Scarlett; two brothers, Jesse Jackson and wife, Judy of Statesville and Darwin Jackson and wife, Judy of Wake Forest.

Flowers are welcome or donations in Billy’s memory may be made to Falls Baptist Church or Falls Community Cemetery.

Friends may visit with the family from 1:30 pm – 3 pm Sunday afternoon at Falls Baptist Church, 9700 Fonville Rd, Wake Forest.

A service of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 405 S. Main St., Wake Forest. (919) 556-5811