James E. “Jim” Lackey, Jr., 94, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017, in Vandalia, IL.
Graveside Services with Military Rites will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia, IL with Pastor Krista Stokke, officiating. Friends may gather at the cemetery at 10:30 AM. Memorials: Shriners Hospitals For Children. Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, is in charge of arrangements. Online memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. millerfh.net.
He was born December 19, 1922, in Villa Ridge, IL, the son of James Earl & Helen (Gould) Lackey Sr. Married Doris Louise Harrison on December 5, 1947, Newton, IL, she passed away May 5, 2013. He was a retired auto parts salesman at E. Blankenship & Co. for 44 years; US Army World War II Veteran, served in South Pacific Theatre; Member of St. James Lutheran Church, Temperance Lodge # 16, A.F. & A.M. Vandalia, IL, Ainad Temple Shrine, E. St. Louis, IL, Old National Trail Shrine Club, VFW Post 3862, Vandalia Country and Golf Club, Life member of Vandalia Moose Lodge, Crawford Hale Post #95 American Legion, 40 & 8 Voiture 1222 & DAV.
He is survived by: Sons – Joe Lackey & Deborah, Washougal, WA and Jack Lackey, Vandalia, IL; Grandchildren – Janet, Jason, Brett & Brian and 2 Great Grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: Parents and Wife.