Herman Leslie Jackson, 97, of Palm Harbor, FL, formerly of Tampa FL and Frederick MD, entered God's eternal care on May 14, 2021. He was the husband of the late Mary Hill Jackson for over 65 years.
Born January 3, 1924 in Big Stone Gap Virginia, he was the son of the late William L. and Bessie Laforce Jackson. Herman was a World War II combat veteran. He served honorably with the US Army 27th Engineer Construction Battalion in the Philippines and was awarded the Purple Heart. After the war he served and retired as a federal employee at Fort Detrick in Frederick, MD and was a long-time member of the National Assoc. of Retired Employees, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans and Frederick Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Frederick MD for over 50 years. After moving to Florida he attended Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in Tampa FL. In earlier years, he and his wife Mary enjoyed bicycling, US and world travel and camping in their trailer. They also enjoyed visiting and playing pinochle with family and friends.
Herman was predeceased by his brothers Curtis Jackson of Leesburg VA, Eugene Jackson of Marion TX, and Roy Jackson of Clearwater FL. He is survived by his brother Stacey Jackson of San Antonio TX, and sisters Josephine Martin of Hanover PA and Ocie Mae Kroner of Brookfield OH, and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at the Resthaven Funeral Home & Community Center, 9501 Catoctin Mountain Hwy, Frederick, MD 21701on June 10, 2021 at 11 am. Foot procession and entombment with military honors will follow in the Chapel Mausoleum at Resthaven. Memorial contributions may be made to Suncoast Hospice Foundation at 5771 Roosevelt Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33760 (www.SuncoastHospice.org) or to the charity of your choice.
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