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James W. Jackson

February 28, 1948 — May 8, 2020

James W. “Jimmy” Jackson, 72 of Charleroi died Friday May 8, 2020 at his home. He was born in Pricedale on February 28, 1948 a son of James Coleman and Mable Bowman.

Jimmy was retired from the former Corning Glass in Charleroi and was a member of the Corning Retirees. He was a Vietnam War veteran, having served in the US Army. He served as a scout for his infantry and was distinguished as a marksman and sharp shooter.

Jimmy is survived by a sister Betty Lawson of Pricedale, 2 daughters Alaisha Williams of Los Angeles, CA, Ria Johnson of Monessen, a son Corey Johnson of Charleroi, 2 stepdaughters; Nadia Sullivan of Columbus, OH, and Michelle Johnson of Monessen, his Godson Vondre Smith of Aliquippa, 10 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. He is also survived by 5 nephews Thomas Craigway, David Craigway, Kenny Pone, Jimmy Lawson and Henry Lawson Jr., his cousin who was like a brother Robert Stewart and his wife Sandra, his close friend Carol Arnold and a host of great nieces, nephews, family and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 aunts; Maise Newbill and Martha Stewart. “Pappy” will be deeply missed.

Interment will military honors will be held at a later date at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. Arrangements were entrusted to the Leonard M. Pavlic Funeral Homes, Inc. 235 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi.

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