Jackie Noel Rubottom rose with the sun on July 18, 1945. He was a proud member of the US Navy, serving during the Vietnam War aboard the USS Malala; the proud father of 2 children, Jack Rubottom Jr and Debra Van Wagner, and when he married his forever love, Earline in September of 1980, he willingly became the proud dad to 4 additional children: Kay Miller, Bob Kitchin, Curtis Kitchin and Teresa Smith. During his time on this Earth, he lived fully and loved fiercely. A devoted husband, friend and Papaw he filled this life with light and love before finding his final sunset and joining his mother, brother and Jack Jr again on November 15, 2018. He leaves behind to carry his memory, his wife Earline, his daughter Debra Van Wagner, all of his step-children and their spouses, multiple grand, great grand and great great grandchildren and numerous friends.