Jackie Wallace Attaway, age 66, of Clarksville, Florida, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, October 28, 2013, after an extended illness.
Jackie was born on July 2, 1947, in Calhoun County, and had lived here all of his life. He was a 1965 graduate of Blountstown High School, and a loyal Florida State Seminole Fan. He was a Correctional Officer at Liberty Correctional Institution and retired from the Florida Department of Corrections in 2009 after 20 years of service.
Jackie was a faithful and dedicated member of Traveler’s Rest Free Will Baptist church, where he served the Lord in many capacities. Some of his positions were Music Director, Church Trustee, and an Advisory Board Member. Jackie blessed the congregation with many special songs, but his favorite song to sing was “Born To Serve The Lord”.
Preceding him in death was his father, Wallace Attaway.
Survivors include his wife, of forty-one years, Linda (Melvin) Attaway, daughters, Charlotte Thompson and husband, Michael Thompson of Panama City, Florida, and Jacklyn Attaway, of Tallahassee, Florida. Granddaughter, Vanessa Thompson, and Grandson, Jesse Thompson of Panama City, Florida. Mother, Evelyn (Adams) Attaway, of Blountstown, Florida, Sisters, Patricia Brehm and husband, Ed Brehm, of Gainesville, Florida, and Judy Downum, and husband, Tres Downum of Clarksville, Florida. He is also survived by several Nieces and Nephews, as well as numerous other relatives and friends. We were all so blessed to have had him in our lives.
Jackie may be remembered with flowers, or a donation may be made to honor his memory either to COVENANT HOSPICE, at 4215 Kelson Ave., Suite E, Marianna, Florida 32446, or to TRAVELER’S REST FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH YOUTH FUND, at 19573 NW SR 73, Clarksville, Florida 32430.
The Family will receive friends on Friday, November 1, from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Peavy Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, November 2, at 11:00 at Traveler’s Rest Free Will Baptist church, in Clarksville, with Rev. Shawn Williams officiating. Interment will follow in Traveler’s Rest Cemetery, in Clarksville.
All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home, in Blountstown (850-674-2266).