William L. Jackson
William Linwood Jackson, age 83, passed away peacefully in Cape Coral, FL, on Friday, November 16, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. A larger than life person would best describe the man whom his family and friends knew. He was the type of person who would not just give you the shirt off his back, but would take you shopping to find all the attire you truly needed. A standout athlete in his youth, playing basketball and football, he excelled at track and field games, running the 500 meters and the hurdles. He served his nation proudly during the Korean War as an Airman in the U.S. Air Force. He took that call to service forward through all aspects of his life. He was a socially conscious citizen, active in his community. He also was an active member of his faith community, St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Cambridge, MA
He joins his wife Catherine A. Jackson in the kingdom of heaven. He leaves behind his daughters Michelle Gemma (Mark), of Foxboro MA, and Dawn Whelan (David) of Cape Coral Fl, son Todd Jackson (Aisha) of Malden, MA, four grandsons, Anthony Di Nicola of Chicago IL, William Gonzalez (Megan) of Lynn, MA, Maxwell and Benjamin Jackson of Malden, MA, sister Corinne J. Gaile of Tampa, FL, and numerous family and friends around the country.
Before his passing, William had one last message he wished to convey and see to live on beyond his years: “always tell the truth. It may be hard to say, and harder still to hear, but it is always worth the risk and cost.”
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 239 Harvard Street, Cambridge, MA at 6:30PM.
Interment will be held privately at Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, MA.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hope Health Care in Cape Coral, Florida or The American Heart Association.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.