Valjean “Val” Carlyle Jackson (Sign Guestbook)

Jackson, Valjean Carlyle (Val) age 97, of Knoxville, Tn made his transition from this life to eternity with his Lord on July 28, 2019.

He was preceded in death by his first wife of 34 years, Dorothy Jackson; parents, Albert J. and Hildur H. Jackson; brother, L. Albert and wife Inez Jackson.

He is survived by his present wife, Mary Gail Jackson; son and wife Kenneth and Sheryl Jackson of Knoxville, Tn; daughter and husband, Karen and Ronald Butler of Ocala, Fl; grandson, Nicholas Jackson; granddaughters, Kristen Butler, Jessica Butler; niece and nephew, Virginia and Dale Biskup of Misquite, Nv; and a host of great grandchildren.

Val graduated from Bethany College in 1944 and came to Oak Ridge, Tn where he spent his employment career at the Y-12 Plant and retired in 1985. Val was a deacon and active member of Central Baptist Church, Fountain City. The family will have a private gathering to honor his life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made it Alzheimer’s Tennessee (5801 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919). Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Jackson family and invites you to view and sign the online registry below.

6 guestbook entries for “Valjean “Val” Carlyle Jackson”:

  1. David/Elaine Womack says:

    Val was a faithful member and dedicated deacon of Central Baptist Church of Fountain City. He was beloved and respected. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. May each one know God’s presence, comfort and peace now and in the time to come.

  2. Mary Sue Miller says:

    Val was a friendly, caring and kind man with a ready smile. He was a dedicated member of Central Baptist and loved by many. He will be missed. May God comfort and bless family members at this time.

  3. Jack and Lois Alford says:

    Val was a friendly, and respected member of Central Baptist Church. He will be missed.

  4. Carolyn French says:

    Val was such a kind and caring man. I got to know him when he would bring his wife Miss Gail to the sewing store I worked. We enjoyed several meals at there home and I listened as he told about working at Oak Ridge. He was so kind and always greeted me with a beautiful smile. Rest In Peace Val you will be missed.

  5. Mary Knoll Russell says:

    Via his marriage to Mary Gail, Val became a beloved member of her extended family and a pleasure to be around. The engineers and technically oriented members enjoyed his contributed memories of his career being added to their current experiences. And as was mentioned more than once, no one could lick the filling out of a slice of pie any better than Val. He will be missed.

  6. Bill and Brenda Brabson says:

    Kenny and family you all have our sincerest sympathy. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

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