Joe Jackson Katherine
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Joe Jackson was born July 26, 1928 in Arkansas, and married wife Katherine in 1949Joh'Vonnie Jacksonshe announced Joe was her fatherDaily MailBastard Child.

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Joe and Katherine Jackson never divorced, but they reportedly hadn't lived together for quite some time. They were said to cordial with one another in spite of their trained relationship. Over the years there have been many stories about the late Jackson senior, good and bad. The truth is, at the end of the day, every family has a story.

Whether folks liked the man he was or not, he is responsible for launching the careers of some of the greatest music artist's of all time. Had it not been for Joe Jackson, there would not have been a Jackson 5, no Michael, and no Janet. He created a music legacy that will stand the test of time, and for that I am truly grateful. Rest in sweet peace Joseph Walter Jackson. Thank you for giving your children to the world. My deepest and most heartfelt condolences go out to the entire Jackson family.

So far, there's been no word on whether or not the Jackson's will have a public memorial in his honor. As always, I will keep you posted.