August 24, 1972 - April 25, 2016
David Lee Jackson, 43, passed away suddenly of a heart attack at his home on April 25, 2016. Born in Dallas on August 24, 1972, Lee grew up in University Park. After high school graduation, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music. A talented guitar player and songwriter, he formed the rock band Judge Jackson with his best friend, Todd McTavish. J. J. Garcia and Brian Eakin also joined the band. They released ten albums, extensively toured the Western states, and garnered thousands of fans. They had song placements during the Super Bowl and many NFL, NBA, and NHL games. Lee lived his dreams. With over a decade of sobriety, he was a successful and involved member of Alcoholics Anonymous where he inspired countless others. Toward the end of his life, he returned to Texas to start a family. Lee’s passions were guitars, guns, dogs, history, and the outdoors. We will miss Lee’s kind, generous spirit and beautiful smile. Lee is survived by his fiancée Tonice Scott, Brenna, 6, and Leah, 15 months old. He is also survived by his parents David and Ginger Jackson, brother Forrest Jackson, sister Sally Jackson and nephew Jackson Galbraith of Dallas; uncle Frederic Forrest of Santa Monica, CA; uncle Albert Jackson of Houston, and uncle and aunt Dr. John and Margie Haley of Dallas.
An informal celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, May 24 at 1:30 PM at Winfrey Point House, 950 East Lawther Drive, Dallas 75218 (accessible from Garland Rd.). In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in David Lee Jackson’s name to All Border Collie Rescue, PO Box 130251, The Woodlands, TX 77393.
Arrangements are under the direction of:
ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
10116 E. Northwest Highway, Dallas, TX 75238
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