James (Jim)'s Story

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James "Jim" Andrew Jackson, 70, of Fairmont, passed peacefully to his heavenly home Monday (June 20, 2016).
Jim was born April 27, 1946, to the late Jaspar and Dorothy Jackson.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Dan Jackson; and twin grandsons, Austin and Jeremy Krawiec.
He graduated from Fairmont Senior High School and was a former coal miner. He loved to tell jokes and make people laugh. He never met a stranger. He loved the season of fall and West Virginia football. Jim also enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Those who will miss him the most are his children, Misty Ruiz (Chris) of Fairmont, James (Telissa) Jackson of Fairmont, Gregory (Yvonne) Jackson of Fairmont, Cindy Masters (Bill) of Fairmont and Cheryl Krawiec (Steve) of Fairmont; a special son-in-law, Bill Masters of Fairmont; his brother, Randy Jackson of Fairmont; twin sisters, Dolly Hughes and Dotty Heldreth; his grandchildren, Joshua Jackson, Christopher Jackson, JC Jackson, Matthew Jackson, Cody Jackson, Jake Jackson, Brooklyn Jackson, Zachary Masters, Taylor Masters, Rachel Masters, Bryanna Masters, Matthew Masters, Jonathan Masters, Rick Masters, Khloe Masters, Jona Heflin, Ryan Heflin, Tanner Heflin, Dylan Krawiec and Dakotah Krawiec; and four great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind a very special friend, Paula Kay Baker.
In honoring Jim's wishes, his body will be cremated. The family has entrusted arrangements to Ford Funeral Home, Ford Chapel, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.fordfuneralhomes.com.
Published on June 22, 2016
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