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Harold Thomas "Cotton" Jackson, age 91, passed away at home in Corbin on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016.
Born in Corbin, he was the son of the late James L. Jackson and Rose Ann Carmine Jackson.
He was a retired mechanic for the Lexington Army Blue Grass Depot and Owner/Operator of Tri-County Tire Shop. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was Baptist by faith.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Jewel V. Ellison Jackson; brother Nolin "Jock" Jackson; and sister Ruth Poole.
He is survived by his sons Dennis Jackson and wife Judy, of Tennessee, and James Jackson and wife Debra, of Corbin; grandchildren Paige Moore, Brandon Jackson, Tyler Jackson, Megan Branum, Ben Larrabee, and James Larrabee; great-grandchildren Chris Jackson, Sydney Moore, Taylor Moore, Ian Jackson, Reese Moore, and Nathaniel Jackson; and brothers Clyde "Spike" Jackson and Charles Jackson.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home with Dr. Max Cox officiating.
Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery with military graveside honors by the American Legion Post 88.
The family will receive friends from noon until 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggestions memorial donations to Appalachian Children's Home, 1909 KY 3439, Barbourville, KY 40906.
Messages may be written to the family at www.vankirkgrisellfuneralhome.com
Published on December 7, 2016
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