The (Newnan, Georgia) Times-Herald
Singer Jackson's father Eugene dies
Published 2/2/00 in The Times-Herald
By W. WINSTON SKINNER
Assistant News Editor
Eugene Jackson, the father of country music singer Alan Jackson, died Monday
at Newnan Hospital.
Jackson, 72, was retired from Ford Motor Company. He also worked for Coweta
County for many years.
He was a member of First Baptist Church of Newnan.
The Coweta County Commissioners paid tribute briefly to Jackson at their meeting
Tuesday. Chairman Vernon "Mutt" Hunter recalled Jackson's service as a
county employee and mentioned that he was the father of former County
Commissioner Diane Dawson.
In addition to Dawson and Alan Jackson, Eugene and Ruth Jackson have three other
children -- Connie Davis, a former Coweta County educator who now is a principal
in Dahlonega; Cathy Wright, director of the Georgia Youth Science and Technology
Center at Shenandoah; and Carol Frank, consultant with the Coweta County School
System's special education office.
Eugene Jackson and Ruth Musick were married Aug. 17, 1946 after he had served in
the U. S. Navy during World War II. The Jacksons celebrated their 50th wedding
anniversary with a family celebration at Newnan Country Club in 1996.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home.
Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to NCARC-Rutledge Center, 61 Hospital Rd.,
Newnan 30263 or American Cancer Society, 27 Clark St., Newnan, GA 30263.
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