Lawrence E. Jackson -
Lawrence Elbert Jackson; born on Feb 19th 1926, son to Mary Edith Mohler and William Hicks Jackson of Jonesborough, Washington Co., TN., passed away peacefully at his daughter’s Longmont home in the early afternoon of May 28, 2012.
Lawrence E Jackson born in Jonesborough, TN; related to President Andrew Jackson (Andrew Jackson was Mr. Jackson’s sixth cousin 6X removed), a WWII vet, served on the aircraft carrier CB-40 also known as the Tarawa in the pacific fleet, attended high school and college in TN prior to leaving the life of a farmer’s son and became a carpenter.
His long career ended as a well-known and respected contractor of homes and Multifamily projects in many states, Ann Arbor, MI, and Panther Valley, NJ, to mention a few. Mr. Jackson, (Larry to friends and family alike), married Laura Ellen Skinner of Martinsville, IN. on the 21st of Mar, 1975 in Ann Arbor, MI.. Larry was an avid fishing enthusiast had the fortunate means to retire with his wife Laura in the late 1980s.
Together, they spent years living the life of RV gypsies, always returning dutifully for birthdays and other family events. Larry and Laura settled back down and built his last two homes for himself and his daughter by marriage, Lisa Peria Dhuy. Family persuaded Larry and Laura to leave Sanford, FL. for the mountains of Colorado. Together, they moved to Longmont, CO. in Oct. of 2003 and have enjoyed life with his children and grandchildren alike.
Larry was a widower since Laura’s death in 2011 and leaves behind his step-daughter Lisa Rene Peria Dhuy and son-in-law Ronald Dhuy, their daughter Rene A. Dhuy as well as their children by marriage; Michael Potvin (Larry’s fishing buddy as a child and now back from Marine duty after two tours in Iraq and Afghanistan), James and Jonathan Dhuy and his great-grandchildren; Hunter Potvin and Victoria Dhuy.
Larry also leaves behind his two sons from a previous marriage, Larry Jackson Jr and Gregory Jackson who reside in California.
Military burial was performed at Mountain view cemetery on Main Street, Longmont, CO. following a service held June 1 at Alhberg Funeral home.
He will be missed by all.