Michael “Mike” Franklin Jackson, age 54, of Maryville, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at Blount Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his daughter Macy Jackson, father Art Jackson, mother Carolyn Jackson, brother Steve Jackson (Monique), sister Teresa Jackson Morton (David), nieces Elizabeth and Emily Morton and nephews Shane and Chase Jackson. Mike also leaves behind his beloved cat Hannah and many dear friends. A 1985 graduate of Maryville High School, Mike earned two Associates degrees from Pellissippi State Community College in computer automated drafting and design (CADD) and civil engineering. During his career, Mike served as president of Signage, Inc. in Centerville, Tennessee, was a structural engineer at Signage Solutions in Powell, Tennessee, and most recently a research and development design supervisor at Yamaha Jet Boat Manufacturing in Vonore, Tennessee. Mike will be remembered as a man who was a loyal friend and loving son, father, and brother. He had a compassionate heart and a strong faith and was a member of Broadway Baptist Church. Mike was always available to help a friend and enjoyed many lifetime friendships. He enjoyed playing guitar with his friends, listening to all types of music, fishing, gardening, cooking, and being on the lake. While living in Centerville, TN he loved his farm and horses, especially his Tennessee Walking horse “CB”. Family members wish to thank Dr. Phillip Hanneman, MD, and the nursing staff at Blount Memorial Hospital CCU unit for their gentle care and support. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. at Smith Trinity Chapel on Thursday, June 10, 2021, followed by a memorial service at 7 p.m. Pastor Ben Ward of Springview Baptist Church will officiate at the memorial service on Thursday evening, and at the graveside service at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 11, 2021 at Grandview Cemetery. Mike contributed to organizations that helped children and adults with special needs, therefore the family requests that any memorial contributions in Mike’s name be made to local special needs support organizations or to the ministries of Springview Baptist Church. Arrangements are provided by Smith Funeral and Cremation Service (www.SmithFuneraland Cremation.com), Maryville, Tennessee, 865-983-1000.
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