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James Richard Jackson

November 18, 1927 August 28, 2012
James Richard Jackson
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Obituary for James Richard Jackson

James R. Jackson, a 35 year resident of Birmingham died peacefully, August 28, 2012. He was 84 years old. James was born on November 18, 1927, in Osage City, Kansas to Walter and Helen (nee Leuenberger) Jackson. James was a proud alumnus of Kansas University (Phi Beta Kappa) and the University Of Wisconsin School Of Law (Order of the Coif). He was an esteemed attorney for 35 years at Ford Motor Company Labor Relations Department until his retirement in 1988.

James is survived by his loving wife, Nancy M. (nee Nugent). His devoted children, Jennifer (Chris) Paprocki, Daniel James (Thomas Mueller) Jackson, and Matthew Richard (Dana) Jackson, and his loving grandchildren, James, Joseph, Lily and John. James is preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Helen and his brother, Robert (Nellie) Jackson. James is also survived by many nieces and nephews and Nancy�s siblings and their families.

Visitation will be Friday at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) 3 to 8pm. A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday at Holy Name Church, 630 Harmon St., Birmingham, 10am. Friends may visit at church beginning at 9:30am. Private interment in St. Catherine Cemetery in Algonac, Michigan.

Memorials appreciated to Kansas University Alumni Association: www.kualumni.org/kuaa contribute home.html or PBS www.pbs.org/donate.

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