Thomas Edward Hackney, 71, of Blacksburg, passed away at Joan & Howard Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson, N.C., on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020.
Born Jan. 15, 1949, he was the son of Tommie Edward and Lois Thompson Hackney. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife of 52 years, Joyce Price Hackney; two sons and daughters-in-law, Tommie Allen (Wendy) Hackney of Williamsburg, Va., Walter Dale (Patsy) Hackney of Elliston; a daughter and son-in-law, Audra Hackney (Larry) Lowe of Pilot Mountain, N.C.; thirteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Garland (Debbie) Hackney of Bynum, N,C.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Lois (Frank) Murray of Moncure, N.C., and Becky (Michael) Dahl of Snow Camp, N.C.; and many loved nieces and nephews.
Mr. Hackney was preceded in death by his parents, Tommie Edwards Hackney and Lois Thompson; two brothers, Gary and Michael Hackney; and beloved Aunt Ruth Dixon and Uncle Frank Dixon.
He was a member of Belview United Methodist Church in Radford. He graduated from high school and went on to serve in the U.S. Army. Afterwards, he went into the construction business where he worked until his retirement. A devoted family man with a strong work ethic, he also cherished spending time with his family and friends and cooking. His presence will surely be missed.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, at noon at Bannertown Baptist Church.
Visitation was held one hour prior to the service, beginning at 11 a.m. Pastor Mickey Cogdill of
Bannertown Baptist Church and Dr. Jonathan Barker of Amazing Grace Baptist Church officiated.
The family was in the care of Cox-Needham Funeral Home.