OBITUARY: Arthur William Jackson, formerly of Friday Bridge, dies aged 92
PUBLISHED: 16:40 07 January 2009 | UPDATED: 08:50 02 June 2010
WILLIAM ARTHUR JACKSON WILLIAM Arthur Jackson, formerly of Friday Bridge, died at Polventon Residential care Home, St Keverne, Cornwall on December 29 aged 92. He was born in Emneth and grew up in Outwell. Mr Jackson spent his working life in agriculture;
WILLIAM ARTHUR JACKSON
WILLIAM Arthur Jackson, formerly of Friday Bridge, died at Polventon Residential care Home, St Keverne, Cornwall on December 29 aged 92.
He was born in Emneth and grew up in Outwell. Mr Jackson spent his working life in agriculture; initially as a horseman and then after marrying Winifred Smith moved to a smallholding trading as P Smith and Son, until his retirement in 1980. The couple had two sons Arthur and Trevor.
Mr Jackson was a local Methodist preacher and served many years as Superintendant of Friday Bridge Methodist Sunday School, followed by active support for Outwell St Andrew's Methodist Church.
A keen sportsman, his activities included playing football for Outwell Swifts and later Needham Hall. Mr Jackson was also a good bowls player and played for the Upwell Institute and later the Wisbech Alexandra Road Conservative Club gaining representative honours for North Cambs on a number of occasions. He played snooker for local teams and was successful in local competitions during the 1950s and 60s. He also had a fine tenor voice and was a member of Wisbech Male Voice Choir and the Choir at St Andrew's. He also served over 40 years as a Governor of Friday Bridge School.
In 1997 Bill and his wife moved from The Stitch to a bungalow at Chapel Lane, Elm. Following the ill health of his Winifred the couple moved to the home of their elder son in St Keverne, Cornwall. His wife died in 2006.
Mr Jackson leaves two sons, Arthur and Trevor, daughters-on-law Margaret and Joan, two grandsons and two great grandchildren.
His funeral will take place at St Keverne Methodist Church followed by creation at Truro Crematorium and internment in St Keverne churchyard on Wednesday, January 14 at 10.45am. Donations in his memory in aid of the Helston Christian charity Mustard Seed can be sent to Pendle Funeral Directors, The Firs Funeral Home, St John's Business Park, Penzance Road, Helston, Cornwall.
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