Remembering Joe Jackson, The Patriarch of the Legendary Family

July 6, 2018, Los Angeles, CA

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Joseph Jackson, a famous manager and the father of talented children, passed away from pancreatic cancer on June 27 in Las Vegas. He was buried in the same place as his son Michael. The ceremony took place at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale. Joe Jackson was 89.

He was born on July 26, 1928, in Fountain Hill, Arkansas. He was one of five children in the family. He married Katherine Scruse in 1949 and started his own family. As a matter of fact, he tried to pursue a career of a professional boxer but had to quit sports to support his family financially. He is famous for managing The Jackson 5, the group that included all his sons. They later moved to California where the group became famous. He also managed the careers of his daughters.

June is a month to remember since Joe’s son Michael passed away about the same time (June 25, 2009).

 

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