Phillip Lee Jackson, 80, passed away Feb. 13, 2017, at Community Hospital of Anderson.
He was born Dec. 1, 1936, in Anderson, to Roy and Ruby Jackson.
Phil attended Washington School and schools in Florida. He was very athletic and played football and ran track. He joined the U.S. Marines and was stationed at Camp Lejeune. He was very proud to serve his country.
Phil was a carpenter. He enjoyed building bird houses, doing various wood crafts, and restoring antique furniture. He also enjoyed mowing the lawn and watching westerns. Most of all, he cared for his family and friends.
Left to cherish Phil's memory is his son, Phillip K. Jackson; grandchildren, Tad Jackson, Travis Jackson (Vancouver, Wash.), Kyla Martin (Italy), and Kevin Jackson (Vancouver, Wash.); siblings, Mary Sheffield (Orlando, Fla.), Jerry (Phyllis) Brown (Anderson, Ind.), Judy Sellers (Tampa, Fla.), Betty Jane McCary (Jacksonville, Fla.), and David (Beth) Beeson (Georgia); seven great-grandchildren; nephew, Joseph B. Jackson; and nieces, Julie Porter and Angela Chase.
Preceding Phil in death are his parents; and siblings, Sarah L. Ryan, Charlotte Curl, Joseph F. Jackson, Rozella Hiatt, Dale Brown, Johnny Brown, Joyce Brown, Gerald Brown and Harold Brown.
Donations in memory of Phil may be made to the Veterans Affairs Office.
Published on  February 14, 2017