David L. Jackson, 85, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away Sunday, May 26, 2019.

He was a retired teacher, a member of Brainerd United Methodist Church and formerly a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Shriners.

Born in Lenoir, David was the son of the late George T. Jackson (Helen J. Jackson) and grandson of the late Arthur Jackson (Ila Laws Jackson), all of Wilkes County.

David graduated from Pearisburg High School in Virginia and Hiwassee College in Tennessee and attended Emory & Henry College in Virginia. He worked in advertising for many years and eventually taught graphic arts.

David was an imaginative soul, who handcrafted various items for friends and family. His sister recalls a painting he made of her as a child sitting on the porch of their family home. From reproducing a model of his grandmother’s house to painting a mural on a restaurant wall, his creative talents spanned many platforms. He was a music director for various churches in his early days.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Nancy M. Jackson; a daughter, Pamela S. Jackson; a sister, Hope Jackson Bowen of Charlotte; a brother, George T. Jackson Jr. of Roanoke Rapids; and many nieces and nephews.

Interment will be held Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at 11 a.m. in the Moravian Falls Cemetery.

Miller Funeral Service is handling the committal. Online condolences may be made at www.millerfuneralservice.com.

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