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George Lackey

Thursday, March 28, 2002

SIKESTON - George Wiley Lackey, 74, died at 2:16 p.m. March 26, 2002, at his home.

Born July 28, 1927, in Little Rock, Ark., son of the late Charles A. and Lela Johnson Lackey Sr., he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He lived in Michigan most of his life before moving to Sikeston and had worked in the shipping department and assembly line for General Motors in Flint, Mich., retiring in 1985. He was active with the Shriners in Flint where he helped with the Children's Hospital and transported children to and from the hospital. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Sikeston.

His first wife, Rachel Millner Lackey, preceded him in death on June 17, 1995.

On Feb. 14, 1998, at Fisk, he married Juanita Maness Lackey who survives of the home.

Other survivors include: one daughter, Patricia Lackey of Sikeston; two stepsons, Larry Moody of Flint and Tony Millner of Fisk; two stepdaughters, Connie Wyatt of Houston, Texas, and Sue Dugger of Fisk; three brothers, Carl Lackey of Palatka, Fla., Charles Lackey Jr. of Murphysboro, Ill., and William "Bill" Lackey of Zanesville, Ohio; two sisters, Elsie Lackey of Sikeston and Charlene "Carrie" Johnson of Benton; and 12 stepgrandchildren and 11 stepgreat-grandchildren.

Two brothers and two sisters also preceded him in death.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel where services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Joe McCullough, pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church, and the Rev. Rocky Tallen, Southeast Missouri Hospital chaplain, will officiate.

Burial will follow in the Dogwood Cemetery near East Prairie.