James L. “Jimmy” Jackson, 57, of Hutchinson, died Jan. 14, 2023, at Diversicare of Hutchinson. He was born Sept. 13, 1965, in Hutchinson, to Robert G. and Hazel M. (Justice) Jackson.
Jimmy graduated from Central Christian High School, played football at Sterling College and received his bachelor’s degree from Friends University. He was a tennis coach for Hutchinson middle schools and at Prairie Dunes and had previously worked for many years at Thyssen Krupp. Besides being an avid tennis player, Jimmy loved spending time with family and friends, enjoyed watching sports of all kinds and was a lover of music and art. He was known for his big personality, sense of humor and generosity.
He had two beautiful daughters, Hannah and Abigail, with Joyce Lohrentz.
Jimmy is survived by his daughters, Hannah Beam (Nathan) of Hutchinson, and Abigail Hubbell (Isaac) of St. Paul, Minn.; mother, Hazel Stevinson (Joe) of Blue Springs, Mo.; siblings Kathy Stucky (Frank) of Newton, Joey Jackson (Nita) of Andover, Bill Jackson (Vickey) of Hutchinson and many extended family members.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 19, at Elliott Chapel, with Pastor Phil Auxier of Crestview Bible Church officiating. The service will be live-streamed and the link to view it will be in his obituary on the funeral home website. The family will greet friends one hour prior to service time.
Friends signed his memorial book, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Wednesday at Elliott Mortuary.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a memorial of your choice, in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, Kan., 67501.