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William Henry Jackson, 86, formerly of Mt. Airy, died Monday, March 19, 2012 at Golden Living Center, Westminster, following a brief illness. Born January 27, 1926 in Pounding Mills, VA, he was the son of the late Walter K. and Nannie White Jackson. Twice married, he was the husband of the late Alma Merson Jackson, who died in 1982 and Minnie Lee Albaugh Jackson, his wife of 29 years. Mr. Jackson was the former owner/operator of several filling stations in Damascus and was a mechanic with Damascus Motor Company for 24 years, retiring in 1991. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and camping at Rivers Bend in the summer. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are daughter, Wilma Lee Brooks and husband Jesse, of Clear Springs; son, William V. Jackson and wife Tina, of Taneytown; sister, Elizabeth Lawson of Cumberland; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; step daughters, Patricia Ann Yingling and husband Harry, of Westminster, Julia B. Zepp and husband Tim of Manchester; and step sons, Richard E. Petry and wife Lisa, Thomas G. Petry and wife Kim, and Jeffrey L. Petry and wife Mary, all of Westminster, and William O. Petry and wife Karla of Gettysburg, PA. A funeral service will be held Thursday, March 22 at 1:30 p.m. at Hartzler Funeral Home, 11802 Liberty Rd., Libertytown, with Rev. Wallace "Bud" Lusk officiating. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Mt. Airy. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Carroll Hospice, 292 Stoner Ave., Westminster, MD 21157.

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