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Michael Joe Jackson

January 20, 1960 ~ October 1, 2020 (age 60)


Michael Joe Jackson, 60, of Viola, Arkansas, passed away Thursday, October 1, 2020, in Salem, Arkansas.

He was born in West Plains, Missouri on January 20, 1960, son of the late Virgil and Etta (Collins) Jackson. Michael spent his life as a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He was united in marriage to the late Judy Ann Christeson on October 7, 1978 at Elk Creek First Baptist Church in Elk Creek, Missouri and from this union two children were born, Tara and Shaun. Michael loved music and was a superb musician and comic. He was a man of many talents.  

Michael is survived by his children, Tara Reese and husband Kevin of Salem, Arkansas and Shaun Jackson and wife DeAnna of Viola, Arkansas; five grandchildren, Alex Reese, Kyle Reese, Hunter Reese, Melodi Jackson and Harmony Jackson and two brothers, Alan Jackson of West Plains, Missouri and Tod (John) Jackson of Springfield, Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Judy Jackson and parents, Virgil and Etta Jackson.

Arrangements entrusted to Doty Family Funeral Service of Salem, Arkansas.

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