Tony Carroll Jackson

December 9, 1954 - November 17, 2010

12/09/1954 - 11/17/2010

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Service
Saturday November 20, 2010
Forest Lawn Memorial Park

Visitation
Saturday November 20, 2010
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792
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Service
Saturday November 20, 2010
3:00 pm
Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Directions

Tony Carroll Jackson, 55, of Hendersonville began the next chapter of his journey on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at his home. A lifelong resident of Hendersonville, he was a son of Fay Stepp Jackson and the late Carroll C. Jackson. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Hilliard B. Stepp and Grayson and Effie Jackson.

Tony was a 1973 East Henderson High School graduate. He had an avid love for music, especially classic rock and played a variety of instruments throughout his life. His love for all animals was almost as strong as his love for children. He thoroughly enjoyed playing Santa Claus each Christmas and bringing joy to all the children. He truly loved all of his family and friends.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 36 years, Eugenia McElrath Jackson (Dinkie); grandmother, Mary Ann Stepp; sister, Judy Jackson Penley and husband, Dale; sister, Cathy Jackson; brother, Troy Jackson and wife, Tiffany; nieces; Tollie Schultz and Michala Jackson; nephews, Troy and Tyler Jackson; father and mother-in-law, Allen and Cecilia McElrath; sister-in-law, Donna Schultz and husband, Tony; brother-in-law, Jason and Patrick McElrath; six godchildren; a number of pets; and many, many friends.

A Funeral Service will be held at 3 PM, Saturday, November 20, 2010 in the Chapel at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. The Reverend Dwayne Durham will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1:30 PM to 3 PM prior to the service in the chapel.

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Wanda Case Tolar
7 years ago

Dear Dinkie, Fay and my sweet cousins, I was so saddened to hear this sad news!

God Bless each of you.

Much love and many prayers,

Wanda Case Tolar

Jill E. (Dinkel) Burke
7 years ago

Dinkie and family of Tony –

Pat and I are so sorry to hear of Tony’s death. He was a great friend to us in our early years and we have many fond memories. Any time “Can’t You See” comes on the radio, Pat and I look at each other and say “Tony Jackson”! That’s how we will always remember him, playing the guitar and singing that song.

Mike & Marie (Turner) Gonce
7 years ago

Dear Dinkie and Judy, I was so sorry to hear about Tony. I just wanted you to know we are thinking of you. We have fond memories of Tony especially when Craig was a baby. Tony took extra time with Craig. His love for children was heart warming. Craig loved him so much that he had an immaginary friend named Tony. My own grandchildren came to know Tony as Santa. He will be missed. We share your sorrow. We will remember you in our prayers. With Love of an old friend.ekmz

Bryan & Jill Raines
7 years ago

Dinkie so sorry to hear about Tonys passing.I will always remember him as Santa Claus.he was a big part of remembering my childhood and even my kids always thought Santa was their neighbor. Your in our prayers!

Terry Lowe
7 years ago

I remember Tony for his friendliness, sense of humor, and his love of music. I pray that the presence and peace of God will comfort his family.

Richard DeWeese
7 years ago

At lunch today I was thinking about when Tony used to eat lunch with us.He,Donna and myself would eat hot peppers like they were candy.Tony always won the pepper eating contest.I will always remember those great times,and how much I always enjoyed Tony and his great sense of humor.Love & prayers.

Bobby Stroud
7 years ago

Im soo sorry to here of Tonys passing.I will never forget the fun times we all shaired when we were much younger.I sorta lost touch with you through the years and though i could run in to you somewere but didnt.Once again sorry for the sad news.Bobby

Eric and Heather Orr
7 years ago

Great Man and a beloved friend. We are going to miss him deeply.

Gary Heilsberg
7 years ago

God bless and keep you all in this difficult time. I’m especially thinking of you, Dinkie, nad hoping that God’s good time will bring you comfort.

Gary

Killian Heilsberg
7 years ago

I will miss his hugs at Christmas, the way he laughed and how he always made people around him feel good. He was a good heart surrounded by a kind man.

Much love to you all in this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.