James Lackey

Charlotte, North Carolina

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We are so very saddened to hear of Jims passing. We only met once at a gig. He spoke to me and my wife as if we were friends forever. He talked about his love of music and his family.He told me not to quit on my drumming. He made a profound impression on me and we e mailed back and forth. I always thought of him as my uncle since. We live in Delaware he was such an inspiration to me. I will miss him and his e mails. He was a very special person. Dave & Rose De Masi Delaware Drummer

My deepest condolences. From all my family.

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. Our prayers are with you.
Psalm 46:1

God bless

Our prayers and thoughts go out to Mr. Lackeys Family. We will truly miss him. He always had a smile on his face and a story to tell. He touched our hearts and we will never forget his kindness. Penny, Renee and Lindsey

Jim was alway's a great pleasure to play music with! You could tell how good he was especially when he played with a big band, he helped me get around the music scene here when I moved to NC

Jim was a good friend to my parents, Jackie and Bill Cully, when they lived in Charlotte in the '60's. After Mother passed away, Jim continued to be a great friend to Daddy as he declined in Columbia, SC, keeping in touch with him. The two enjoyed talking about old times. I don't think I ever met him as a youngster but I did speak on the phone with him and appreciated how he helped to keep my father's spirits up. God bless you and him. Jeanine Cully Marsh

It was always a treat to speak with Jim about music, drumming, life, whatever the case may be. Beneath the humble smile there was a rhythmic talent that was as natural as breathing. I will remember the good times of seeing him play at the CQ.

Jim got me started as a jazz drummer and I appreciate it so much. He was an incredibly positive force. You will be missed.


James's Obituaries

James McGee Lackey "Jim" CHARLOTTE - James McGee "Jim" Lackey, 77, also known as C.O.L.D. (Charlotte's Oldest Living Drummer) of Charlotte passed away on March 9, 2013. Mr. Lackey is survived by six children, Jay, Todd and wife Karla, Geoff and wife Audrey, Josh and wife...

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