Harold John Lackey
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL- Harold John Lackey, 88, died Tuesday, March 20. Mr. Lackey was born and raised in Wilmington, VT and graduated from Wilmington High School. He relocated to Florida in 2001.
Mr. Lackey served in the US Army and was a combat infantryman in Korea from 1951 to 1952, and was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, the United Nations Service Medal, and the Korean Service Medal, along with two bronze stars.
After working in the Vermont Department of Taxes for 30 years, Mr. Lackey retired in 1987 as administrative director. Mr. Lackey 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.
Mr. Lackey is survived by two sons, Glenn Lackey, of Georgetown, Idaho, and Jay Lackey of Northfield; 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 was 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, PO Box 215 Wilmington, VT 05363.
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