Monday, December 27, 2021
Donald W. Jackson, 75, of South Kingstown, RI passed away on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at his home.
He was the husband of Cathaleen Ann (Jackson) Jackson. Born in Providence, RI, he was the son of the late Douglas and Teresa (McCarron) Jackson. He was the brother of Kay Cummiskey and Douglas Jackson Jr. Besides his wife, he is survived by two children, Charee Jackson Andersen and her husband, Gregory and Chad Jackson, and his partner D’Ann Bitgood as well as his mother-in-law. Ms. Barbara Ann Burdick.
Mr. Jackson was a professional land surveyor for almost 50 years and was the founder and owner of Jackson Surveying, Inc. in Charlestown, RI. He proudly and successfully ran his family business with his children, Charee and Chad. Mr. Jackson was honored to be a veteran of the 82nd Airborne Division of the United States Army.
His friends and family knew him as Donny. One of his most treasured hobbies was working on street canes since his very first small deuce coupe. In his youth, Donny could be found burning rubber through Green Hill and Matunuck. He enjoyed summers on the boat with his family cruising the high seas on the Razzmatazz. Donny and his wife, Cathy, loved traveling along the Maine coast by car and boat to Brooklin to visit dear friends and take in the sights and sounds of Downeasters and lighthouses. He will always be known with humor to keep and make many lists. His hardworking work ethic to succeed in many accomplishments over the years will be revered.
Donny will be missed by his family as a loving husband, cherished father and patriarch.
Calling hours for Donald will be Thursday, December 30, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Avery-Storti Funeral Home, 88 Columbia Street, Wakefield.
Military honors will take place at 12 noon.
Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Rhode Island Society of Professional Land Surveyors, 410 Tiogue Avenue, Coventry, RI 02816.