November 3, 1943 – May 6, 2021
James Larry “PoohPaw” Jackson, 77, of East Ridge, TN passed away on Thursday, May 6, 2021. He was of the Baptist Faith. He was in the second graduating class of East Ridge High School where he played football and baseball and won numerous awards. After graduating from East Ridge High School, he attended the University of Chattanooga. Larry retired from the US Postal service after 28 years of service. He was an animal lover, avid dog walker and a UT Vols fan.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Nancy L. Jackson; son, Brad (Shelly) Jackson; three grandchildren, Lauren (Conner) Brown, LeeAnn Jackson and Katelyn Jackson; two great-grandchildren, Bartlett Brown and Harvey Brown.
A celebration of life service will be held later.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231.
Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 404 South Moore Road.
Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaEastChapel.com.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Judy Gober (Kibble)
May 12, 2021
Nancy & Brad so sorry to hear about the loss of Larry. We were in East Ridge High School together. Larry was one of the nicest guys around. Brad we were neighbors in East Ridge and you guys were wonderful neighbors. Larry was always coming to cut the grass in our little park on Sharondale Rd. Larry & Nancy were always working to make our neighborhood look nice. Love to you all. May God comfort each one of you.
May 11, 2021
Brad , Nancy and family, so sorry to hear about Larry-we went to ERHS together and I watched him play many a football game-he was one of the nicest guys I ever knew. Brad I never knew until about a year ago that he was your dad when Danny Gilbert told me, what a surprise all these years knowing him and you and never conneting the dots. Prayers for all during this time. Myra and Doug Rosser p.s. Myra went to school with him.
May 10, 2021
NANCY, I AM SO SORRY TO LEARN OF YOUR LOSS- MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN THIS VERY , DIFFICULT TIME, GLEN
May 7, 2021
My first memory of Larry was in the 5th grade as we played Baseball for different teams. When all of the Grammar Schools merge into Junior High and High School, we played on the same sport teams. I always admired Larry because of his athletic ability and his good demeanor. He was always one of my favorites.
I know he will be missed.