Jackson Lee Willison, 87, of Lancaster, passed away Sunday, December 29, 2013 at Crestview Manor surrounded by his family. He was born, Jan. 23, 1926 in Logan and was the son of the late Isaac Oscar and Blanche (Ashbaugh) Willison. Jackson was a retired director from Columbus State Community College, former employee of Seagrave Corportation and Owens Illinois in Columbus and Pittston, PA. He was also a U.S. Air Force veteran serving during WW II. Jackson and his wife were actively involved in the Classic Cruisers Car Club for 10 years.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Doris L. "Dude" (Huffman) Willison; sons, Steven P. (Beth) Willison of Swoyersville, PA and Jack D. (Joyce) Willison of Lancaster; four grandchildren, Jadi, Steven W. (Deanna) and Scott (Claire) Willison and Cara (Johnny) Hendrix; six great grandchildren, Gage, Madison, Sydney, Paul and Sarah Willison, Lex and Gabe Hendrix; brother, Robert (Vaughnida) Willison of Millersport; brother-in-law, Lee Huffman of Grove City and nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Mickey and Richard Willison.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME in Amanda with Pastor Dave Jackson officiating. Burial will be in Amanda Twp. Cemetery with military honors. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family would like contributions to be made to FairHope hospice in Jackson's memory.