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Mr. Jackson Lee Willison

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.

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God Bless/RIP,to all who served in WWII..The USA would NOT be as it is today... Thank YOU for your service... and Semper Fi.

Herb Sharfenaker USMC - December 31, 2013 at 09:56 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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Mona Finnestad - December 31, 2013 at 12:28 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Beth, Steve, and family
We are deeply sorry to hear about the death of Jack. Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel about losing a great man. Jack brought so many gifts to our life. We will never forget his many visits to our home. Hold tight to memories for comfort, lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about.

Mary & Terry O'Brien - January 01 at 10:42 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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Mona Finnestad - December 31, 2013 at 01:39 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I have so many good Memories with Jackson and Doris, he will be missed by many. I have known Jackson and Doris for 25 years as good friends and neighbors when I lived in Amanda. Even though Jackson was afraid of heights, he would climb tall ladders to help clean windows for me when I lived alone, I will never forget this act of kindness. I have visited them often through the years, and it was always a joy being with them. He was a kind, helpful and wise man with a great sense of humor.
Doris and I will look at pictures, and talk about the good memories when I continue to visit her. I have so much love for both of them. From Mona

Mona Finnestad - December 31, 2013 at 01:35 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Jack was such a great friend to us from our days in Columbus. We shared lots of good times and made great memories. What a guy! Connie and Roger Good

connie good - January 22 at 07:15 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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Phil & Nancy Gardner - January 01 at 11:19 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Doris and family, we are very sorry to hear this news. We have thought about you often and how you've been. Sorry we haven't kept in touch but with kids, grandkids and everything else going on, it's hard. That's no excuse though, so I'm very sorry about that also. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.

Phil & Nancy Gardner - January 01 at 11:22 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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