Clinton Jackson Jr., 63: Coast Guard veteran, business owner loved family, friends

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SOUTH PORTLAND — Clinton Jackson Jr., 63, of Coach Road, died peacefully Jan. 9 at Maine Medical Center, with his family by his side.

Jackson was born July 8, 1951, in Auburn, Alabama, the son of Clinton Sr. and Stonie Day Jackson. He attended schools in Syracuse, New York. After high school he enlisted and served in the U.S. Coast Guard.

He lived his adult life in South Portland, raising his family there with his longtime companion, Patricia Hopkins. He owned and operated his own painting company, DC Painting, for more than 25 years.

In his spare time, Jackson enjoyed visiting the track with friends or fishing along the side of a brook. A very sociable man, he loved being around people. His greatest love was the time he spent surrounded by his family, especially his grandchildren.

Jackson was predeceased by his father, Clinton Jackson Sr., and his stepfather, Napoleon Martin.

He is survived by his companion, Patricia Hopkins, of South Portland; mother, Stonie Martin, of New York; two daughters, Tia and Megan Jackson, both of South Portland; a son, Clinton Jackson III and wife, Wendy, of South Portland; two sisters, Betty Sherman, of New York, and Tami and husband, Charles Davis, of New York; two brothers, Lorenzo and Kenneth Jackson, both of New York; two grandchildren, Brooke Isabelle and Parker Clinton Jackson, both of South Portland; and several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours were held Wednesday and a funeral was scheduled for Thursday, at 10 a.m., at Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, with the Rev. Philip Shearman officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, South Portland.

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