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Thread: Will Jackson fellow float hunter passes on

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    Moderator Alaskacanoe's Avatar
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    Default Will Jackson fellow float hunter passes on

    WilliamJackson.jpgOne of the finest guys I have known passed on this month from his battle with cancer.
    Seems only the good die young...
    William loved to hunt and float rivers, he posted from time to time here on the forum and was always a positive voice,
    Here is his Obituary from the penisula clarion.
    He left a young family behind and they love him so very much.

    William Allen Jackson Jr.

    Peninsula Clarion

    Longtime Soldotna resident William Allen Jackson Jr. died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, peacefully with his family by his side after a short battle with cancer. He was 40.
    Funeral Services will be held Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 159 W. Marydale Ave., in Soldotna. There will be a viewing from 11 a.m. -- 12:45 p.m. with funeral services following at 1 p.m.
    Mr. Jackson was born Aug. 19, 1970, in Soldotna to William and Debbie Jackson. He had two brothers: Joe and Wes Jackson, of Soldotna. He graduated from Soldotna High School in 1988.
    Mr. Jackson married Camberly Bowman on Feb. 15, 1991. They shared 19 years of a beautiful life together raising their daughters.
    Mr. Jackson was well known in the community for his mechanical skills. He developed his strong work ethic at a young age. He started out driving trucks for his dad. He worked for his grandfather, Harold Jackson, in his parts store. His family said that both of these jobs gave him the experience to become a great mechanic. He was a heavy equipment mechanic at Jackson Construction for several years. He spent the past eight years as a mechanic for the State of Alaska Department of Transportation.
    Mr. Jackson's passion was being in the outdoors. He loved hunting, fishing, camping, and hiking. One of his favorite things to do was float his raft down the upper Kenai River fishing for rainbows with his family and close friends.
    The family said, "William had a big heart. His family was very important to him and he loved spending time with them. He was very good at telling stories. He had many nieces and nephews who loved to rough house with him. He was always the life of the party. He loved working with the youth of his church and had a great influence in their lives. We will all miss his laugh."
    Mr. Jackson was preceded in death by his grandparents, Harold and Roberta Jackson; granddad, Billy Thompson; uncle, Jim Thompson, and nephew Gage Jackson. He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Camberly Jackson; daughters, Jenni Jackson of Washington, Brooke, Danielle, and Shelby Jackson of Soldotna; grandmother, Billy Jo Thompson; parents, William and Debbie Jackson; brothers, Joe Jackson, Wes Jackson and his wife Sherise, all of Soldotna; brother-in-law, Bryce Bowman and his wife Molly of Idaho, Tawn Bowman of Soldotna, Devin Bowman and his wife Kae of Idaho; sister-in-law, Alicia Bowman of Soldotna; nephews and nieces all of Soldotna, Rhett, Rae, and Rylie Jackson; Wesley and Jazmin Jackson; Delainey, Raeana, and Montana Bowman; Spencer and Madison Bowman; Kyle, Brysen, Ashlyn, Brody, Easton, and Tradon Bowman all of Idaho and many other uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, and nieces.
    When you come to a fork in the trail, take it!

    Rentals for Canoes, Kayaks, Rafts, boats serving the Kenai canoe trail system and the Kenai river for over 15 years.

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    Member broncoformudv's Avatar
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    Sorry to hear about another young ones passing. My prayers and best wishes go out to you and his family.

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    I just want to say that it is uncommonly thoughtful, almost spirtual, that you contributed this information on your friend. I believe that he is proud to know that you thought so highly of him.

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    prayers out to the thats young...that frickin cancer is crazy...geez.

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    Way Too Young,

    Good to hear that he lived Fast, In Depth, and Well with his family, a Good Legacy,

    Good reminder to us all in his passing,

    God, "Bless That Family," with Comfort/Peace and Excellent Memories, thru the grieving.
    Ten Hours in that little raft off the AK peninsula, blowin' NW 60, in November.... "the Power of Life and Death is in the Tongue," and Yes, God is Good !

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    Default thanks for sharing

    If a man is measured by his friends, then Will was truly a good man to have a friend like you that cared enough to share him with us.
    Thank you so much for sharing him with us. My prayers go to his family, and to you, his friend, for your loss.


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