Edward W. Jackson, Jr.

After graduating from Fishburne in 1958, Bill earned a BS with a major in Industrial Management from Florida State University.  Upon graduation he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the USAF.  Flight school immediately followed and he was awarded pilot wings in June 1964.
 While in flight school he married Sally Gray of Winter Park Florida.  He flew C-130 aircraft in the US and Southeast Asia.  During 21 year of service he was stationed in Lubbock, TX; Smyrna, TN; Lockbourne, OH; Naha, Okinawa; Montgomery , AL; Clark AB, Philippines; Belleville, IL; Warner Robins, GA and Wichita Falls, TX.  Bill earned his MBA at Auburn University and was invited back on the faculty as an adjunct professor in Economics while living in Montgomery, AL. He retired from the Air Force in 1984 as a Lt. Colonel with over 1,200 hours of combat flying time and 77 missions over North Vietnam.  After retirement he was a financial planner and then ended up in the asphalt industry as a partner in a used equipment brokerage company.
Bill retired for good in January 2007 and lives in a rural setting in Groveland, Florida. He is still married to Sally after 52 years and she is the love of his life.  They have both a daughter and a son and five grandchildren.  Bill made Jesus Lord of his life while stationed in the Philippines and remains active in Church leadership and activities.  He is Fishburne class agent for ’58 and a Trustee.  Hosting Florida socials for Fishburne has led to renewed friendships and new acquaintances.  He and Sally are enjoying their retirement by traveling and being “Papa and Nana”.