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George Thomas "Tom" Lackey


1933 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
George Thomas "Tom" Lackey Obituary
George Thomas "Tom" Lackey

Memphis, TN

Was born January 10th 1933 and went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on June 18th, 2017. He is preceded in death by his parents Thomas Edgar "ED" and Tabor Lackey, and sister Margaret Emma Lackey. Tom is survived by his wife of 61 years, Illa Lackey, son Dale Lackey (Barbara) sister Brooksie Peery (Ray) sister in law, Rheba Hardin along with nieces and nephews. He graduated in 1951 from Sharon High School, In Sharon, Tn. He then worked a year for Sears in Chicago, IL before he enlisted in the United States Navy February of 1952. He served 4 years aboard the aircraft carrier USS Boxer in Korea. After being discharged in December of 1955 Tom went to work at the Velsicol Chemical in Memphis, then Quaker Oats Co., after that he opened his own Hardware Store. Finally finding a job he loved at American Airlines where he spent over 30 years before retiring in 1995. Tom attended Gracewood Baptist church where he was a deacon. The family request that any memorials be sent to the Gracewood Baptist Church, 8551 Getwell Rd. Southaven, MS. 35672, or Hospice House, 1520 W. Poplar Collierville, TN 38017. The family would like to thank the fourth floor nurses at the Baptist Hospital and the nurses at Hospice house for their professionalism and tender care for Tom and his family during a trying time – God Bless! A funeral will be held at Memphis Funeral Home Thursday, June 22 at 2 p.m. with visitation held from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Published in The Commercial Appeal on June 21, 2017
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