February 25, 1953 ~ August 12, 2021

Born in: Atlanta, Georgia
Resided in: Flowery Branch, Georgia

John “Terry” Jackson, 68, of Flowery Branch, Georgia, passed away on August 12, 2021.

Terry was preceded in death by his father, John W. Jackson, mother, Dorothy Jean Jackson, brother, Carl Roger Jackson, and daughter, Lisa Marie Jackson. Terry is survived by the love of his life, Lynda Dillard of Lawrenceville, Georgia, sister, Cindy Black of Carrollton, Texas, and stepdaughter, Kelly Faber of Dacula, Georgia, as well as many nieces, nephews, and grandchildren.

Terry grew up in Lawrenceville, Georgia, and studied aeronautical engineering at Georgia Tech. He worked as a mechanical and quality engineer before retiring in 2019 from SKF Bearings Inc. Terry enjoyed racing cars as a young man, and always loved fishing. He won numerous tournaments and contests for fishing, and loved imparting his knowledge onto younger fishermen. After retirement, Terry enjoyed watching his grandkids and fishing even more often. Terry was an honest and kind man, and will be missed by many family and friends.

A Celebration of Terry’s Life will be held at Terry’s home on Saturday, August 28, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The celebration will be indoor/outdoor and drinks and snacks will be provided. Please drop by anytime to celebrate his life. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Fishers of Men National Tournament Trail, P.O. Box 957, Chapin, SC 29036.

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  1. CandleImageAlthough it really hasn’t hit me yet, the grief I’ve feel just from not being able to call and talk to him is real. My heart breaks for Susie, his stepdaughter Kelly and her children (Terry’s grandchildren) he spent so much time with since his retirement. Terry, you were an upstanding guy, respected and loved by all who knew you. You were the smartest guy I knew, the only certified Mercury marine technician I could call and ask questions to at any time, and the best racecar engine builder I knew. I didn’t know anyone who could beat you at Chess, or win a debate with you about almost anything. I am so lucky to have such a great brother and I will miss you dearly. Rest in Peace brother.

  2. Though I didn’t have a close relationship with my uncle, my memories I do have with him are lasting. His intellect was second to none, and his demeanor always calm. It’s sad that the lord has called has called home a soul so soon. Unfortunately in life, we don’t get to pick when our life ceases, but in this case, it was called home too soon. Though he might not be with us here in body, his legacy will be everlasting. Terry had a notoriety for his kindness, and I will be everlastingly honored to call him family.

  3. Although you are gone too soon, I am so thankful for the time we did have together. I always knew you were there for me or my kids if I needed anything. You were always kind, and ready to help. I appreciated your honesty-your ‘yes’ was a ‘yes’-if you said you would be there, you were. You spent countless hours helping me with math homework when I was a kid, then more recently, countless hours watching kids ballgames, fishing and playing at the park with Ryder. We love you, and we sure are missing you, Terry.

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