Jackson Edward Vann, Sr., 91, of Hilliard, FL passed away Saturday, February 12 in Waycross, GA following a lengthy illness. Mr. Jack was born January 2, 1931 to the late Mack Robert Vann and Dennie Russ Scarbrough Vann. He proudly served his country in the US Air Force for four years. He retired as an Air Traffic Controller in the Hilliard Florida Center following 30 years of service. He was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Hilliard, FL.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings: Mack Robert Vann, Jr, Moody Brooks Vann, Bessie Irene Keister and Mary Ester Turnbill.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years: Ruth P. Vann; his children: Kim Howell and her husband, Mike, Jackson Edward “Ed” Vann, Jr., and John Kevin Vann and his wife, Laurie; 7-grandchildren and 7-great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Committal services will be held Thursday, February 17 at 10:30 AM at Jacksonville National Cemetery, 4093 Lannie Road, Jacksonville, FL with military honors. The family will receive friends Thursday, February 17 from, 1:30-2:30. Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 17 at 2:30 PM at the First Baptist Church of Hilliard with Pastor Ryan Mason officiating.
Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest registry at www.shepardfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home, 526 Oakwood Street, Folkston, Georgia 31537.