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Billy Perry Jackson

1932 - 2021


Billy Perry Jackson, 89, of Mt. Sterling, passed away Wednesday, April 21, 2021 surrounded by his family at Saint Joseph, Mt. Sterling.  He was born in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky on April 5, 1932 to the late Les and Ruby McIlvain Jackson.

Billy was a native of Montgomery County, of the Christian faith and a member of First Church of God.  He was a Veteran of the United States Air Force and served in the Korean War.  Billy was a lifelong farmer and he enjoyed gardening both vegetables and flowers, collecting John Deere memorabilia, watching westerns and spending time with his family. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.  

Billy is survived by his loving wife of sixty-one years; Gaynell Rudder Jackson; one son; Billy Bradley Jackson of Stanton; one daughter; Ann Jackson Moore (Jim) of Mt. Sterling; one brother; Darvin Jackson (Linda) of Mt. Sterling; one sister; Linda Jackson (Jim Costigan) of Mt. Sterling; two nephews; Adam Jackson (Malia) of Lexington and Gerald Hovermale of Lexington; two nieces; Amy Jackson Willoughby (James) of Mt. Sterling and Danna Hovermale of Lexington; one great nephew; four great nieces and two grand dogs; Jake and Benji.

In addition to his parents, Billy was preceded in death by his sister Louise Hovermale.


Private family service.

In-lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to First Church of God, 1051 Camargo Road, Mt. Sterling, KY 40353  or the American Cancer Society, P.O.Box 7262 Hillsborough, NJ 08844-7262

Pallbearers: Jim Moore, Adam Jackson, Jim Costigan, James Willoughby, Gerald Hovermale, Wayne Rudder, Greg Lyle and Tommy Lyle.

Honorary Pallbearers: Reggie Moore, Doug Rudder, Bill Lyle, Billy Lyle, Larry Goldie, Roger Hart, Rick Manley, Raymond Lee, Ken Lee and Darrell Poynter.

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Sabrina Rudder Cyrus

May 15, 2021 8:47 PM

So sorry to hear of the passing of my Uncle Billy. Prayers for Aunt Gaynell and Ann and all of his family. He was a hard working guy and a wonderful family man. RIP Billy

Betty Ann Flynn

April 27, 2021 7:37 AM

I was sorry to hear of Billy’s death. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I always enjoyed visiting with this family.

Jodie McIntosh

April 26, 2021 12:53 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.-- The Infusion Girls--

gail wells-ball

April 26, 2021 11:42 AM

My sincere sympathy to Gaynell and Billy's family.  So enjoyed the porch time I got to spend with Billy.  He was such a joy in my life and would always have me laughing whether I wanted to or not.  He was a dear friend and neighbor who was always there for me.  Will miss him dearly.

Karen Cline

April 24, 2021 2:50 PM

I’m so very sorry to hear about Bill! I worked with him and Bear for a lot of years and thought a lot of both! I can imagine how much all the family will miss him! I will be praying for you all! God Bless!

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