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Ernest Howell Jackson

June 19, 1928 — April 20, 2024

Clyde

Ernest Howell Jackson

Clyde, Ernest Jackson, age 95, passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2024, at Pardee Hospital.  A native of Haywood County, he was the son of the late Frank and Eleanor Howell Jackson.  

Ernest enjoyed camping with his family at Lake Chatuge where he liked to ride in the boat and fish.  He enjoyed gardening and listening to bluegrass gospel music.

Ernest thought of others before himself and was very community minded. He was an active member of First Baptist Church of Clyde.  He retired from Champion International after 30 years of service. 

He is survived by his three sons, Mike Jackson of Clyde, Charlie Jackson and his wife, Debbie, of Etowah, North Carolina and Ron Jackson and his wife, Trish of Gulf Shores, AL.; one sister, Reva McCracken; three grandchildren, Tara Smathers of Mars Hill, Eric Jackson of Austin, Texas, and Stephanie Spivey of Waco, Texas; eight great-grandchildren, Aaron and Ethan Smathers, Shannon, Sheridan, and Shelbi Spivey, and Cody, Brooks, and Bryce Jackson; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, at Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Park with Reverend Dr. T. David Phillips officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. prior to services at Wells Funeral Home of Waynesville.

Memorials may be made to the Community Kitchen, P.O. Box 513, Canton, NC 28716 or Haywood Christian Ministries, 150 Branner Avenue, Waynesville, NC 28786.

The care of Mr. Jackson has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Home of Waynesville
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Visitation

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

12:30 - 1:30 pm (Eastern time)

Wells Funeral Home - Waynesville

296 North Main Street, Waynesville, NC 28786

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Park

886 Russ Ave, Waynesville, NC 28786

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