“Buff” Jackson

November 30, 1953 - November 2, 2023

11/30/1953 - 11/02/2023

Past Services

Monday November 06, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Chesapeake Chapel
929 Battlefield Blvd S
Chesapeake, VA 23322
(757) 482-3311 | Directions
Tuesday November 14, 2023
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Quantico National Cemetery
18424 Joplin Rd.
Triangle, VA 22172
703-221-2183 | Directions

Broderick (Buff) Jackson, born on November 30, 1953, to Freida Rimpa and Robert Jackson in Cleveland, Ohio, but Buff always considered Pennsylvania his true home. He graduated from East High School in 1972 in Erie, PA, where he spent his formative years.

Buff is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Sally Jackson, his daughters Katrina Jackson Gordon of Bristow, VA, and Deanna McKenzie (Bill) of Clermont, Florida. He leaves behind three cherished granddaughters: Brittany Cabellos (Patrick) of Leesburg, VA; Kelly McKenzie of Clermont, FL; and Tara Gordon of Blacksburg, VA. Buff was also blessed with two great-grandsons, Cameron and Maxwell Cabellos, and a great-granddaughter, Isabella Cabellos. Buff’s memory lives on through his three brothers: Robert, Brian (Kathy), and John (Candy), all from Erie, PA, as well as numerous nieces and nephews who held a special place in his heart.

Buff was a proud Army veteran with 21 years of dedicated service. He had a deep love for his country and felt honored to have served. After relocating to the Tidewater Area, he devoted another 21 years to the Norfolk District of the Army Corps of Engineers. Known for his warm and friendly personality, Buff never met a stranger. He had a passion for life and enjoyed connecting with people. He cherished his Pittsburgh Steelers and was an avid supporter of VA Tech football, relishing game days and tailgating. His other great love was golf, where he played an instrumental role in organizing an annual golf tournament, primarily for Corps workers, held in Pinehurst, NC, or Myrtle Beach, SC.

Buff’s presence will be deeply missed, but his memory will forever live on in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing him. We wish to thank Dr. Deeb of Virginia Oncology as well as Dr. Devon Shick of Churchland Medical for the great care they provided Buff.

The viewing will be at  Altmeyer Funeral Home, 929 S Battlefield Blvd.,  Chesapeake, VA on Monday, November 6, 2023 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm  Burial will be in Quantico Cemetery on Tuesday, November 14th at 11:30 am with Military Honors .  In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the VFW or the Wounded Warriors Project.



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The Currier Family
3 months ago

John & Family,
Our sincere condolence’s on Buff’s passing. God Bess Him for his service to our country.

Eileen K Patto
3 months ago
  • Though we never met formally other than a quick chat in Outback, I felt that I knew him well of course through his amazing wife. We shared a lot of heavy hearted talks together and hopefully, as I know it did for me I hope I did for Sally. I know that Buff will remain in her heart and thoughts all the rest of her days. I will still be keeping you and yours in prayer and your lifeline of talks is just a phone call away. I am so sorry that we cannot join you at Buff’ service driving at night for us is a no no. Love you my friend.
Ann Weber-Durlin
3 months ago

I grew up with all the Jackson Boys and their mom & dad living across the street in Franklin Terrace Projects . We’ve remained friends and have been recently reunited over Facebook . It was so nice to keep in touch . I’m so very sorry for all of your losses . Thoughts and Prayers for all of you . I do remember telling Buffy thank you for his service . He was a great person when he was younger, and grew up to be a awesome man It was a great blessing to have known him . My sincere condolences .

Patty Krishak (Twohig)
3 months ago

My friend… Buffy and I grew up together in the projects in Erie. We had so much fun. Poor as we were we still enjoyed our youth. Buffy will be remembered as a gentle giant in my eyes. Always kind and loads of fun. I salute you for your service. I’ll see you again someday. Sympathies to his family. RIP my friend ❤️

Kenneth Bailey
3 months ago

So sorry to here about Buff’s passing. My sincerest condolences go out to his family and friends of which I am one. He was such a fun guy to be around. He will be greatly missed. I had the pleasure of working with Buff at the Corps of Engineers and playing golf with him at the “Hit” golf tournments. I’m also sorry I can not attend his November 6 service.

James Hall LTC, EN (Retired)
3 months ago

My condolences on the passing of Broderick Jackson, my driver in the 237th Engineer Battalion in Germany 1974. I also served with him at the Engineer School in 1984. A superior engineer soldier. ESSAYONS.

Padam Jain
3 months ago

My deepest condolence to Buff’s family. May GOD bless you during this difficult time.
Padam Jain
Retired USACE

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
3 months ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,

 May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of BRODERICK (BUFF) JACKSON, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.

I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts

and prayers to the family of ….

US Army Veteran, BRODERICK (BUFF) JACKSON, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †