Thomas Richard Jackson, 88, passed away on Friday Nov. 8, 2013. He was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and was a member of New Beginning Baptist Church. He served his country in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army, enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping. Thomas retired in 1988 after many years as a brick mason. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Harvey and Sara Romines Jackson; and son, Thomas LeRoy "Bubby" Jackson. Thomas is survived by his beloved best friend, Judy Jackson, of Chickamauga; children, Linda Sisk, of Chickamauga, Evelyn Brown, of Chickamauga, and Richard Jackson, of Chickamauga; sister, Catherine Smith, of Chickamauga; brothers, Robert Jackson, of Flintstone and Walter Housley, of Chickamauga; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, in the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. David Cordell officiating. Interment will follow at Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Monday from 4-8 p.m. and prior to the service on Tuesday. Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Home-J. Avery Bryan Chapel.