John Lackey

John Lackey

Mr. John Lackey, 69, of Kilgore passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2019 in a Longview hospital. John was born on June 2, 1949 in Seguin, Texas. He was the son of the late James Preston and Ruth Dale Crain Lackey. John attended school in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He worked for Kilgore Ceramics, and later at US Filter. John was a sports fan, following the Texas Rangers and the Dallas Cowboys. He enjoyed cooking on his giant pit and playing softball and golf. John loved his family and his fur babies, but the light of his life was his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Pat Lackey of Kilgore; children, Michael Lackey and wife Brandy of College Station, Kim Callahan and husband Vance of Kilgore, and J.C. Lackey of Kilgore; grandchildren, Macy Sanders, Maty Reynolds, Ren Reynolds, Allison Lackey, Whitney Lackey, and John Thomas Lackey; great grandson, Miles Carter; brothers, Don Lackey, Billy Lackey, Bobby  Lackey, Felipe Lackey Luis Lackey, and  Zoe Lackey; sisters Gloria Lackey and Melody St. Clair; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family and many friends. John was preceded in death by sisters, Wanda Lee Lackey and Bonnie Pinkston; brothers, Glen Lackey, Mark St. Clair, Benny Lackey and Dude Lackey

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at The Living Word Church with Reverend Don Shannon officiating. The family will receive friends at Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M.

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