William (Bill) Jackson, 76, passed away Monday March 11, 2019.
He was born in Los Angeles, Calif. on Aug. 22, 1942. After numerous moves around the country with his family, Bill settled on Whidbey Island in 1970 with his parents Helen and Einar Jackson in their self-built home on the beach on Mutiny Bay.
Bill made his living as a general contractor/custom builder on Whidbey and in the Seattle area. His carpentry influences can still be found in many locations around the island.
He was a master craftsman and a mentor to many who wanted to learn the trade.
Bill enjoyed skiing, golf, casinos, parties and travel to visit with his family. Above most anything else, Bill loved to fish!
He was a member of “The Fishing Club.”
His knowledge of Puget Sound and his skill and years of practice netted him quite a haul over the years.
Bill was a longtime member of St. Hubert’s Catholic Church in Langley. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. Bill volunteered many hours with them, including working at the Whidbey Island Fair and the Adopt a Highway clean-up crew.
He is preceded in death by his parents Einar Jackson in 1991, Helen Jackson in 1999 as well as his brother Walter Jackson Sr. in 2016.
He is survived by his sister Mary Meyer of Freeland; sister-in law Jane Jackson of Florida.; nephews Walter Jackson Jr. and wife Rosalee of Camarillo, Calif., Ed Jackson and wife Lori of Spanaway, Wash., and David Meyer and wife Karen of Bakersfield, Calif.; nieces Beverly Chrismer and wife Ann of Langley, and Barbara Meyer and husband Jon Vincent of Seattle; great nephews James and Charles Jackson of Spokane, Kerry Chrismer of Langley and Alexander Meyer of Bakersfield; great nieces Stephanie Kramer and Sara Jackson of Pullman, Wash.; and great great nieces Evelyn and Adeline Kramer of Pullman.
Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, March 30, 2019, at St. Hubert’s Catholic Church in Langley. Reception in the church hall after funeral Mass.
Burial service to follow at Langley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to the church or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Bill’s memory. Family and friends are encouraged to share memories and condolences at www.whidbeymemorial.com