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George “Steve” Jackson, age 80, of Trussville, Alabama passed away on January 21, 2023. Steve was preceded in death by his parents Paul and Thelma Ensey Jackson. Steve is survived by his wife of 50 years, Marcia O’Barr Jackson, a daughter Leah Erwin (James), and a son Jarrod Jackson (Natalie). He also leaves behind his grandchildren Jack and Layne Erwin and Grey and Helen Reese Jackson, his brother Stanley (Gwen), his mother-in-law Helen “Toots” O’Barr, his sister-in-law Donna Smith Robinson (Lester), his brother-in-law Rod O’Barr (Janeen), his special cousins Pam Brakefield and Paula McLendon, and numerous nieces and nephews, all of whom he adored. Steve was born in Birmingham, Alabama and grew up in the Crestwood neighborhood, which he loved to visit throughout his life. The Crestwood service station where he pumped gas into his car and air into his tires in his younger days was converted to a pizza restaurant that he loved to visit in more recent years and reminisce about his youth. Steve served his country with honor and pride as an airman in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. A member of First Baptist Church Trussville, his love of God was evident in the way that he lived, served, and loved.Steve had a passion for all things golf - practicing golf, playing golf, watching golf, reading books about golf, talking about golf - and the Auburn Tigers. His easy going nature, genuine kindness, and gentle spirit made him a valuable friend and a fun companion. He could find the beauty in any moment, the silver lining of any cloud, and took joy in each day, grateful for each of his blessings. We will honor him by looking for the good in every situation, loving our families well, making time for happiness and the things that we love each day, and turning off the lights when we leave a room.If you are so moved, contributions can be made to the Student Ministry of First Baptist Church Trussville (PO Box 27, Trussville, AL 35173).Steve’s life will be celebrated during a service on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 3:00 PM in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church Trussville. Visitation will precede the service at 1:30 PM.
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