Beloved son of Ronald D. and Deborah A. Short Jackson of Rochester, he was the longtime companion of Vaneesha Smitherman of Aliquippa; devoted and loving father of Davon Jackson of Ambridge, Justice Jackson of Aliquippa, Xerin Jackson of Aliquippa, Dathan Jackson Jr. of Aliquippa and Shyowna Smitherman of Aliquippa; grandfather of Zoey Smitherman, and brother of Aliza Jackson of Georgia, Reuban Jackson of Rochester, Aarron Jackson of Beaver Falls, Joshua Jackson of Ambridge, and Ettiyana Jackson of Freedom. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Friends will be received Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the KASPER-HAHN FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 547 Eighth St., Ambridge, (724-266-2549).
Dathan attended Shaw University and had a passion for music. He was a collector of cars.