ELIZABETHTON — Mr. Kevin Eugene Jackson, 41, of 112 Earl Avenue, Elizabethton, went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, August 3, 2011, at Bristol Regional Medical Center.
He was the son of Ella Mae Head Jackson, of Elizabethton, and the late Eugene Jackson and was born in Carter County. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ernest Jackson; and his father-in-law, Sam Chesser.
Mr. Jackson was a 1987 graduate of Hampton High School and continued his education at Elizabethton Vocational and Technical School. He graduated from Victory Bible Institute. Mr. Jackson was the former owner and operator of K and K Electronics and retired from the Carter County School System, where he worked as a bus driver for thirteen years.
He was a member of Pleasant Beach Baptist Church where he was the Director of the Master Club. He formerly directed the Junior Church for twenty-three years and was in charge of the bus ministry. He loved his church and was a dedicated and faithful member.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Kelly Jackson, of the home; three children, Kadie Chesser, John Jackson, Hope Jackson, all of the home; his mother-in-law, Elizabeth Chesser, Elizabethton; four sisters-in-law, Cathy Jackson, Elizabethton, Paula Harkleroad and her husband, John, Gray, Rachel Snipes and fiancé, Doug Hurley, Elizabethton, Samantha Chesser and her fiancé, Joe Campbell, Elizabethton; several nieces and nephews; four great-nieces, Karleigh Dunn, Harlee, Caitie and Kenley Reibling; and a great-nephew, Matthew Roberts. A special friend, Adrian Tolley, also survives.
The funeral service for Mr. Jackson will be conduced on Friday, August 5, 2011, at 8:00 PM in the Pleasant Beach Baptist Church with Rev. Bobby Stout and Rev. Jerry Honeycutt officiating. Music will be under the direction of Greg Ruston and the church choir.
The family will receive friends at the church from 5:00-8:00 PM Friday prior to the service.
The graveside service and interment will be conducted on Saturday, August 6, 2011, at 10:00 AM in the Lyons Chapel Cemetery with Rev. Charlie Biggs officiating. Active pallbearers will be Keith Lowe, Lee Foley, Tommy Vaughn, Kevin Vaughn, Alex Campbell, James Berry, Jerry Bowers, David Dunn, John Harkleroad, Robbie Reibling and Shaun Bennett. Honorary pallbearers will be all former and present Junior Church kids and workers, the members of Pleasant Beach Baptist Church.
Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the Tetrick Funeral Home at 9:15 AM on Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book or by fax 423 542-9499.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the family. Office 423 542-2232, Obituary line 543-4917.