August 15, 2014

Friday's Faces From the Past - Sheriff Thomas L. "Sonny" Jackson

Photograph is courtesy of Kathe Jackson Price

Thomas Louis "Sonny" Jackson

Born on August 7, 1932
Sicily Island, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana

Son of
Enos Jackson and Lela Tarver

Brother to
Helen Louise and Windell

Husband of
Lila Augusta "Patsy" Smith

Father to
Steve and Kathe

Died on January 14, 2005
Buried in the Highland Park Cemetery
Sicily Island, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana

Life of Service
Veteran of the United States Air Force during the Korean War
Louisiana State Trooper for twenty years
Sheriff of Catahoula Parish for sixteen years (1976-1992)

Sicily Island First United Methodist Church
Masonic Lodge Keystone #213
Louisiana Sheriff's Association
Louisiana State Trooper Association
American National Trooper Association

Tombstone photograph taken by Gayle Price Evans


  1. Thank you Debra. What a blessing to have such a Daddy. Thank you again. Steve

  2. Thanks for putting this up. I love everything you do and I look forward to reading it all the time.K.P.

  3. I remember the year he dressed as Santa Claus, and other memories that I share with friends and family. He and Aunt Patsy were so good to me.

  4. Donna Gibson AllbrittonMay 21, 2018 at 11:28 PM

    One of the greatest men I've ever known.