Homer ‘Jack’ H. Jackson Jr.
Mr. Homer “Jack” H. Jackson Jr., 69, of Lawrenceville, formerly of Ellijay, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, at the Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth.
He was born Dec. 18, 1947, in Ellijay. He graduated from Gilmer High School, class of 1965, and served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy. He was a cardiothoracic clinical engineer at Emory University Hospital for 38 years. He was a co-founder and president of the Atlanta Biomedical Engineering Group and started the biomedical departments at Emory University Hospital and Egleston Children’s Hospital.
He was part of the heart team that was loaned from Emory University Hospital to Piedmont Hospital to start their heart program.
He is preceded in death by father and mother, Homer H. Jackson Sr. and Ruby Tankersley Jackson; daughter, Angela Suzanne Jackson; and sister, Jane Madden.
He is survived by wife of 48 years, Patricia Buffington Jackson, of Lawrenceville; daughter and son-in-law, Lea-Anne Jackson and Tom Dempsey, of Decatur; grandchildren, Ava Jackson Dempsey and Truett Jackson Dempsey; sister and brother-in-law, Suzanne and George Adkisson, of Fayetteville; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Rhonda and Johnny Withrow, of Ellijay; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, from the Logan Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Jim Stallings officiating.
A military graveside service immediately followed in the Logan Funeral Home Pavilion with military rites performed by the North Georgia Honor Guard.
Interment followed in the East Ellijay Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Bill McDonald, Danny Reese, Mickey Call, David Westmoreland, Robert Westmoreland, Leon Parks, Marty Teem, Ron Cagle, Benny Tankersley and Ernie Stover.
Honorary pallbearers were Eddie Ellington and the members of the 1964 Gilmer High School football team.
Memorial contributions can be made to CURE Childhood Cancer, 200 Ashford Center North, Suite 250, Atlanta, GA 30338 or at https://curechildhoodcancer.org in memory of Mr. Jackson.
Condolences can be made at www.loganfuneralhome.com.
Logan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.