David Stanley Jackson Jr.

Obituary
  • "I am going to miss you my friend, my soulmate, my..."
    - Shad Harris
  • "Tragic loss. Condolences to David's family."
    - Jimi
  • "David, Throughout the 30 years we knew each other, I could..."
    - Shayne Leavitt
  • "My sincere condolences to the family and Shad... I was so..."
    - Diane Vorpagel
  • "So very sorry for your loss."
    - Doreen Crocker

SOUTH CHINA - David Stanley Jackson Jr., 49, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, doing what he loved the most, helping his family.  David was Born to Marjorie and David Jackson Sr. in Augusta on June 13, 1969. David could always be counted on when you needed help with a fixer upper, a DJ for your special event, creating a website, or fixing your computer.  This was true of his character regardless of whether you could pay for the work or not.  He always managed to make it work for people. David was a graduate of Gardiner Area High School, class of 1987.  While a student, he enjoyed singing in chorus and was the President of the Audio-Visual Club for 4 years.  In those younger years, he also enjoyed spending time with his Grandparents at their camp on Rangeley Lake.David always had a passion for playing good music.  In the 1980s, he began his own successful DJ-ing business, DJ Productions, and right up to the time of his death David was still doing gigs, as well as providing sound and lighting equipment for local live bands. David worked for several different company's over the years but was the happiest when he worked for himself.  He studied for many years and became a communications expert, and an expert in graphic arts and desktop publishing. He was an Adobe Illustrator Teacher and enjoyed mastering all of the Adobe Products. David made anything from flyers for mailings, restaurant menus, placemats, commercials, and signs.  He enjoyed building and working on his and his sister's house.  He loved following in his father's footsteps installing plumbing and heating and electrical systems. He was also a member of the Sons of the American Legion. He loved to cook, and spending time with his family, who he always put first.  He was also an avid lover of animals. And loved to entertain. David is survived by his life partner, Shad Harris; his father David Jackson, Sr., of Vassalboro, his mother Marge Chaplin and husband Merle, of Augusta; two sisters, Kim St.Amand and husband Rick of Vassalboro, and their children Benjamin and Timothy Farnsworth, Sharon Jackson-Jasper and wife Tina and their children, Elatia Gregoire, Ceejai Easler, and Keioun Mann;  his only brother, Todd Jackson, of Augusta, and his two children, Joshua Folsom and Baylee Jackson. Rest in Peace Son, Brother, Uncle, Friend...There will be no public funeral, however a Celebration of Life will be announced for a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Staples Funeral and Cremation Services, 53 Brunswick Ave., Gardiner. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the Staples Funeral Home website: familyfirstfuneralhomes.com In lieu of flowers, donations may be made toward cremation expenses to:Sharon Jackson-JasperP.O. Box 163East Winthrop, ME 04343 

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Published in Central Maine on Oct. 31, 2018