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Harold John Lackey

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Harold John Lackey, age 88, of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, died March 20, 2018. Mr. Lackey was born and raised in Wilmington, Vermont and graduated from Wilmington High School. He relocated to Florida in 2001 from Worcester, Vermont. Mr. Lackey served in the US Army and was a combat infantryman in Korea from 1951-1952. He was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, the United Nations Service Medal and the Korean Service Medal with two bronze stars. After working in the Vermont Department of Taxes for thirty years, he retired in 1987 as Administrative Director. He was a member of American Legion Post 23 and enjoyed sky diving, traveling, and motorcycling cross country through North America, Alaska, and the Maritime Provinces Another pastime of his was flying into Northern Quebec by bush plane, to fish. He is survived by two sons, Glenn Lackey of Georgetown, Idaho and Jay Lackey of Northfield, Vermont; two brothers, Morris Lackey of Shoreman, Vermont and Gary Lackey of Titusville, Florida; sister, Marianne Lackey of Le Roy, New York, three grandchildren and one great grandchild. Mr. Lackey is preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Jane. A memorial service for Mr. Lackey will be held at a later date. Donations in his memory may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, c/o Covey Allen & Shea Funeral Home P.O. Box 215 Wilmington, VT 05201. To send the family a personal condolence, please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Mar. 31, 2018
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