Tommie Hope Jackson
May 8, 1943 – November 27, 2018
Tommie Hope Jackson was born on May 8, 1943 in Montgomery Alabama to Jerome and Nellie Gamble Jackson. Tommie joined Beulah Baptist Church and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School where he was active in Boy Scouts, Football and Track.
Following graduation, Tommie attended Alabama State University and later joined the United States Army in 1962. Tommie was a member of the Signal Corps. His service to our country was highlighted with three tours of duty during the Vietnam War which resulted in numerous commendations and accolades. Tommie became a resident of Copperas Cove, Texas after his retirement from military service.
While stationed in Japan, Tommie met Helen Marilyn Beason Jett and they married in 1972.
Tommie continued his education with an Associate of Arts Degree from Central Texas College and received certification in HVAC, Electrical and Masonry. Tommie’s enjoyed cooking, hunting, fishing and the outdoors lifestyle. He never met a stranger, was thoughtful and generous.
He leaves to cherish his memory a sister, Faith Jackson, Chicago, Illinois and a cousin Tinnie Renee McMurry of Alabaster, Alabama. He also leaves behind three step daughters, Cindy Hettich, of Renton, Washington, Gwenyth Jett of Copperas Cove and Diana Grace Rigg of Woodstock, Illinois, many step-grandchildren and an extended host of family and friends.
Tommie was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Marilyn Jackson and a step-son Arthur Jett.
His great loves were family and Booker T. Washington High School. Tommie will be deeply missed.
- Visitation Sunday, December 2, 2018
- Graveside Service with Full Military Honors Monday, December 3, 2018
Tommie Hope Jackson
December 6, 2018
Tommie you lit up the room. It was always fun when you were around - your wit, humor, and kindness will be remembered fondly. Hugs to you all.
December 2, 2018
Uncle Tommie was kind, accepting, and never seemed to meet a stranger. He stepped into a new family and offered friendship and love. Job well done on many levels, Tommie. Rest in peace
November 30, 2018
Papa-san, we will miss you. Thank you for choosing us as your family. You were a terrific Grandfather to all our kids.
Thank you, especially, for loving our Mom.
November 29, 2018
Tommie you were one in a million and my entire family and I were lucky to have met you and Marilyn. You made us part of your family and we will miss you immensely. I consider Marilyn as my sister and you as my brother. Knowing the two of you are together in heaven makes our loss more bearable. Have a great christmas in heaven this year.