Roy Jackson

September 8, 1960December 19, 2020

Roy Jackson, 60, of Ooltewah, TN passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2020.

He was a graduate of Lewis County High School in Hohenwald TN, Tennessee Tech, and Tusculum University. Roy held a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Business Management. He worked as an Industrial Engineer 30+ years in automotive manufacturing.

Roy played football in high school and college. He had many interests in sports, antique cars, fishing, hunting, and golf.

Roy's favorite past-time was being a dad and spending time with his children. Roy was active in his children's lives and he volunteered for many of his children's activities. He coached t-ball, soccer, softball, and football teams for children in grades 2-8. He attended practices and competitions for cheerleading, gymnastics, swimming, basketball, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and all of the sports his children participated in. He loved every minute of it.

He was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Jackson, his mother, Shirley Jackson, and his brother, Samuel.

He is survived by his wife, Debbie Jackson; daughter, Paige Jackson; son, Christopher Jackson; brother, Troy Jackson; and brother, Stacy Jackson.

A chapel service will be held at 1:00 pm on January 9, 2021 in the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 to 5:30 pm following the service in the funeral home. Roy will be laid to rest privately at Mount Olivet Cemetery.

CDC regulations will be observed during all services, including face coverings and social distancing.

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Arrangements by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37421.


  • Chapel Service

    Saturday, January 9, 2021


  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 9, 2021


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Sam Elliott

January 12, 2021

I have many good memories of Roy from when we worked at VW. He was a prolific presenter and had an energetic enthusiasm for teaching. Nearly everyone hired with VW Chattanooga knows that one time early in his marriage he accidently shrank Debbie's sweater in the dryer - and he wasn't allowed to do the laundry ever again - "the BEST $60 I ever spent."
Every afternoon after the training was done he would share his secrets to a happy life and help guide me in my new career and marriage. He would always talk about his love of Debbie and the kids and his little 'farm'. He was SO PROUD of his kids and their activities. I will think of Roy often. I can still picture his big smile and grin when he would tell a story.
Debbie, I wish you and the kids all the best during this time.
Sincerely, Sam Elliott

Janice Hess

January 11, 2021

Debbie, Paige And Christopher, words cannot Express our heartfelt sorrow for you all.Roy was a kind loving husband and father that will be missed immensely. I pray for strength that the 3 of you will continue to remember all the good times shared with family and friends t that will continue to bring smiles and laughter to your heart. I myself will always remember the fond memories that we shared at Niagara Falls and so many more. Love you😘Janice and Ed

Dean Dickson

January 9, 2021

I remember Roy as a patient and loving father. The love and respect his children had for him was always something I admired. My fondest memories of Roy took place on the back porch of Grandma Marge’s house at Christmas. For those who don’t know, the mood at those Christmas gatherings would swing at times from warm Christmas bliss to “run for the door!” That door led to a back porch where I got to spend time with Roy while the dust settled. He was always very calm and his good attitude was unwavering. He seemed to know what was important and that life is too short to sweat the small stuff. We lost one of the really good ones.

Lynn Dickson

January 9, 2021

So many memories....we really enjoyed each time the Jackson family came to Florida for a visit! Love you, Roy!

Colleen and Johnny O'Shea - Mount

January 9, 2021

Debbie, Paige and Christopher,
We watched the beautiful celebration of life together here in NJ.
We were blessed to know Roy. Our hearts go out to you and you are all in our thoughts and prayers. We are here if you need us.
Love, Colleen and Johnny

Erin Dickson

January 9, 2021

Uncle Roy was always such a warm, kind, and joyful presence to be around. I had an 8 week clinical rotation in Chattanooga for physical therapy school and it was my first time living truly on my own. I was able to come spend some time hanging out on the couch with Uncle Roy watching shows and chatting about life. It made me feel much more at home in Tennessee. I am thankful that he was able to meet Ryan and that we got to spend the time together that we did. Uncle Roy will be missed immensely. Sending love to the Jackson family from Florida.

Pam Atkins

January 9, 2021

I would like to express my sorrow and condolences to you, Debbie and your family. May the soul of your husband-father-friend rest in peace. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead. I sincerely hope you find peace and love in the memories you cherish. And that those memories give you strength. My deepest sympathies, thoughts, and prayers are with you and your family.

John Hedges

January 7, 2021

To the family and friends of Roy Jackson.
Blakely and I are sending love. We are praying for y'all during this time.

I could write, and tell of so many stories from my beginnings at Volkswagen with Roy. He was one of my first friends. We loved to laugh and we loved to tease each other. Both Steve and Roy gave me my first southern welcome - many stories. Roy always had something for me to read about Lean. He always let me read his many books. ;) He always gave me learning tools for my daughter Blakely! One day, I will tell the story of the Houston Oiler and Catholic Priest. ;)

I will miss you my friend! One day we'll meet again. One day we'll laugh again. RIH brother. Love ya man!

Karen Thompson

January 7, 2021

Roy was such a nice person. I worked with him at Denso many years ago. He was a delight, kind, hardworking and honest. I am deeply sorry to his family and friends. Praying for peace beyond all understanding.