In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife Pamela Jackson; his son, Kenneth Ray North; and two sisters, Mary Sue Dean and Betty Gale Jackson.
Survivors include one daughter, Melanie Brown of Gate City, VA; step-children, Ray Jackson and wife Roxie of Wallins, KY and Wendy Felker and husband Paul of Wallins, KY; two grandchildren, Micah and Kaylan Brown, Kendra and Keely North; step-grandchildren, Cody and Tyler Maggard, Scotty Williams, Jessica, Zachary, Rhianna and Madison Jackson Christopher Galanti, and Haley and Laura Felker; brothers, William Jackson, Jr. of Corbin, KY, Ernie Jackson of Grays Knob, KY, and Raymond Jackson of Baxter, KY; several other relatives and friends also survive.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Online condolences can be left for the family at www.harlanobits.net.
Mount Pleasant Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.