Rickey Gene Jackson

February 18, 1955 ~ March 9, 2023 (age 68) 68 Years Old


Rickey Gene Jackson, 68 years old of Russellville, Alabama passed away on March 9, 2023.  A graveside service will be on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at 2:00 pm at  Duncan Creek Cemetery, Russellville, Alabama. He was born on February 18, 1955 in Russellville, AL.  Officiating will be Bro. Greg Pace.

Rickey is survived by his wife Marsha Jackson; daughters Amanda 
Franks (Jeremy) and CarrieRuth Jackson; son Christopher Jackson (Lindsay).

His brothers Jimmy Jackson and Greg Pace ­­­­(Penny)

Grandchildren Madalyn Shirley (Jordon) and AuBrey Shirley

He was preceded in death by his father Johnny Cleveland Jackson and mother Beatrice Nelson Pace.  

In 1974 he attended the Alabama Military Academy (AMA) Class 19 where he was commissioned as a U.S. Army Armor Branch 2d Lieutenant. After a distinguished career as an Armor Officer, he retired from the Alabama National Guard as a Major in 1993 serving 21 Years, 7 months and 16 days.  He would always remind everyone “don’t forget the 16 days.”

Rickey loved his children and grandchildren. They were the light of his life. He also loved his dog Erchkin as well as his grand dogs, his coffee, sitting on the front porch and Auburn football. 

He was a graduate of a Two-year College, Russellville High School and resided in Russellville his entire life. 

He started his first sales position when he was 13 years old at Felton Hardware and worked 40 plus years as a hardware and chemical sales representative.


Rickey was a board member of the Franklin County Housing Authority and President of the Franklin County Jaycee for several years.  In his younger years around 1974 he served as a fireman with the Russellville Fire Department.  Rickey will be missed by his family and friends.


Akins Funeral Home will be assisting the family.


Graveside Service
March 14, 2023

2:00 PM


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