Christopher Lackey

Christopher Robert Lackey, 39, died on April 28, 2011 in an avalanche near Alaska's Mount McKinley. He was born January 12, 1972 in Blacksburg, Virginia. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Oregon in Eugene. Chris was also an accomplished rower, medaling in numerous national rowing competitions. Chris later earned a MBA from Texas A&M. Lackey worked for 13 years in the energy business, most recently as director of commercial integration for GenOn Energy Inc.
Chris is survived by his beloved wife, Meryl Michelle Robichaux Lackey, his two children Evan and Abbie Lackey, his parents Robert and Lana Lackey of Corvallis, Oregon, his sister Karen Lackey working in Saudi Arabia and his grandmother June Lackey of Salem, Oregon. Chris will be remembered as a wonderful and loving husband, father, son and brother, who always put his family first.
Chris was very active at First Presbyterian Church where he served as a Sunday school teacher. Chris was also a passionate outdoors man very dedicated to hiking, climbing and scuba diving. Chris? love for the outdoors grew from his days with the Boy Scouts.
Chris will be dearly missed by his wife, children, family, co-workers and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Mount Rainier National Park (climbing education or rescue and search efforts), Attn: Superintendent's Office, 55210 238th Ave E, Ashford, WA 98304 or First Presbyterian Church.
The Celebration of his life will be Tuesday May 3, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 5300 Main St., Houston TX 77004. Online tributes may be posted at


Published in Houston Chronicle from May 2 to May 3, 2011