William Jackson

Obituary of William Kenneth Jackson

William Kenneth (Kenny) Jackson, 64, of Oriskany, NY passed away on Saturday, May 22, 2021 with his family by his side.

He was born June 26, 1956 in Winston-Salem, NC, the son of William Jackson and Ruth Utt Jackson. Kenny graduated from Salem High School in 1975. He joined the United States Air Force and served from 1979 to 1987 when he was honorably discharged.

During his career in the aviation industry, he held multiple positions from aircraft mechanic to director of maintenance. He was most recently employed with CommutAir in Albany, NY.

On August 10, 1985, he married his wife Mary Long in Rome, NY. The thing Kenny loved most was spending time with his family. His most cherished moments were with his granddaughters, Leah and Hallie, and he was looking forward to the addition of two more grandchildren.

Besides his wife Mary, he is survived by his children William Jackson Jr., of Tampa, FL, Lisa (Andy) Hicks of New Hartford, and Lindsay Jackson (Bobby Phillips) of Barneveld; two grandchildren, Leah Hicks and Hallie Amo; a sister Shirley McKinnon; mother-in-law Betty Long; sister-in-law Jennifer Long; brother-in-law Edward (Lori) Long Jr.; and nieces and nephews. He is also survived by special cousins Paul LeBlanc, Kathleen Carroll, Michael LeBlanc, and Carrie Jean Almadani. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a special aunt and uncle who raised him, Napoleon and Mary LeBlanc; father-in-law Edward Long Sr.; and special cousin Napolina Thompson.

The family would like to especially thank Dr. Rashid Girshab for his compassion and kindness during this difficult time.

Kenny will be dearly missed.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Barry Funeral Home, 807 W. Chestnut Street.

Please offer online condolences at: www.BarryFuneralHome.com.

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