Jackson Edward Wilson
Jackson Edward Wilson, 22, of 99 Melody Lane (Johnsonville Rd) Chester, West Virginia, passed away Thursday July 16, 2015, at UPMC Passavant Pittsburgh, Pennyslvania following lengthy battle with Ewing Sarcoma.
Jackson was born April 19, 1993, at Beaver Medical Center. He was the son of David and Janice (Capehart) Wilson. He was a graduate of Oak Glen High School 2011.
Preceeding Jackson in death were his maternal grandparents, Charles and Carolyn Capehart; paternal grandfather Jackson Wilson
Jackson is survived by his parents; sister Emily Wilson at home; paternal grandmother Shirley Richards; maternal aunts Cathy (Rick) Hudson, Sandy Huff; paternal aunts Jill (Frank) Hanselman, Sara Gott and uncle Greg Richards. Jackson is also survived by seven cousins and many great aunts and uncle as well as by his beloved cat, Tyger.
Jackson was an old soul that tried to change and preserve the world. In high school he started a recycling program and played saxophone in the band. He spent years in 4H, which he loved, ending that time as Chief of Seneca Tribe. Jackson volunteered many hours at Foxs Nursing Home, Genealogy room-he felt preserving our history was very important. He was a member of Chester Lions Club, administered many Facebook pages for different things that he found close to his heart. Jackson decided to take Historic Preservation at Shepherd University. He wanted to make sure that cemeteries were preserved and the records that told our life stories. He was loved by many. He was an ‘Old Soul’ that didn’t care for some of the new technologies that he felt we did not need. Jackson had a way to touch people in a way that made him unforgettable. He will be missed by many.
Visitation for family and friends was held on Friday July 17 at Arner Funeral Chapel. Services were Saturday July 18, at 11 a. m. Services were handled by his cousin, Nicole Morgan. Burial was at Locust Hill Cemetery in Chester.
Memorial contributions can be made to UPMC Research donation.upmc.com/donation and pick designation Department of Pathology. View this obituary and send condolences online at www.arnerfuneralchapel.com.