Lonnie Lee Jackson
January 15, 2018
Date of Service: January 21, 2018
Entombment Location: Mausoleum of Peace
Dr. Lonnie L. Jackson, of Johnson City, TN, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, January 15, 2018. He was born March 3, 1938, in Washington County, TN, to the late Robert Lee and Edith Irene (Cantrell) Jackson.
After graduating from Jonesborough High School in 1957, Lonnie served four years (1957-1961) in the U.S. Navy, assigned to various Naval Bases, and aboard the Destroyer USS Massey (DD-778). He was deployed with the U.S. 6th Fleet and forces from NATO, active in the Caribbean and Mediterranean. He was honored with the National Defense Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.
After his service, Lonnie worked as a Civilian Defense Contractor for the Raytheon Corporation.
Lonnie attended Palmer College of Chiropractic, earning his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree in 1974. He was the first in his family to graduate from college.
Lonnie returned home to East Tennessee, where he served his community with chiropractic care over 40 years (1974-2016). He truly cared for his patients, treating and healing thousands, and leaving a legacy as a kind-hearted and dedicated mentor and friend. Lonnie did not let his loss of sight keep him from serving his patients, but persevered through every challenge as a shining example of how one may overcome adversity to follow their passion and help others find success. In 2013, he received the Tennessee Chiropractic Association’s Keith D. Bailey Chiropractic Service Award for his dedicated mentorship of field doctors and students to help them achieve their full potential in service to the community. He served in the TCA Eagle Society, working with legislators on Chiropractic issues, and supporting fellow Chiropractors across Tennessee.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda (Greene) Jackson; son Rick Taylor (Kim) of Richmond, VA; daughter Lisa Torbett (Tommy) of Johnson City, TN; grandchildren, Staff Sergeant Weston Taylor (Ronni), Chloe Lyons, Amanda Taylor, and Ellie Lyons; great-granddaughter Bettie Rae Taylor; two brothers, Melvin and Randy Jackson, and two sisters, Dorothy Shell and Trishia Snowden.
The family would like to extend a special “Thank You” to the staff of the Community Living Center, and Drs. May and Aninyei.
The family will receive friends 5-7:00 PM, Saturday, January 20, 2018, at Tetrick Funeral & Cremation Services, Johnson City, TN, with Rev. Ethan Magness, Dr. Barry Burns, and Rev. Lamar Garrison officiating. Music will be provided by Lisa Messimer and Mike Imboden. A graveside service will be held on Sunday, January 21, 2018, at 2:00 PM, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active Pallbearers will be Rick Taylor, Staff Sgt. Weston Taylor, Tommy Torbett, Randy Jackson, John Kesner, Bill Greene, Coach Bob May, Dr. Ed Peeks, and Dr. Sam Messimer. Honorary Pallbearers will be Clarence Greene, Howard Darnell, Dr. Cecil Collins, and Bernie Gray.
Memories and condolences may be shared at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral & Cremation Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, TN 37604 (423-610-7171), is honored to serve the Jackson family.