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Official Obituary of

Gary Eugene Lackey

November 28, 1950 ~ February 24, 2024 (age 73) 73 Years Old

Gary Lackey Obituary

          Gary Eugene “Pete” Lackey, age 73, of Taylorsville, passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at Catawba Valley Medical Center.

            Gary was born November 28, 1950 in Alexander County the son of Lona Belle Poole Lackey and the late Joe B. Lackey, Jr.

            Gary was self-employed as a truck driver and a timber cutter. He was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed fishing and playing Bingo. In earlier years, he coached softball, and go-kart racing. He was a ‘jack of all trades.

            Including his father, he was preceded in death by: a sister, Effie Irene Lackey; brothers Beryl Carlton, Jr., Steve H. Lackey; his nephew, Melvin T. Morrison.

            In addition to his mother, those left to cherish and honor his memory include: his wife, Melissa Smith Lackey; his daughters, Tabitha Annissa Gray, Kisha H. Hawthorne (David);  his sons, Gary William Lackey, Tramell C. Lackey (Cathy), Chadrick Dion Lackey; his step-children, Brittany Moore (Keith), Sharika Godfrey (Matthew), Nathan D. Smith; his grandchildren, Devante Lackey, Kristopher Poole, Krislynn Hawthorne, Jillian Lackey, Hailee Lackey, Preston Lackey, Joshua Lackey, Nyasia Moore, Dezire Moore, Uriah Moore, Gracie Trammell; his great-grandchild, Layani Lackey; his sister, Barbara L. Robinson; his brothers, William Ray Lackey (Joyce), Harvey Lackey (Jeannie); his mother-in-law, Creola Teague Jones; his sister-in-law, V. Diane Carlton; his brothers-in-law, Marvin Smith (Ingrid), James Douglas Smith (Marilyn); his special friend, Brian Barnette; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

            The Home-Going Service will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, February 29, 2024 in the Adams Funeral Home Chapel.

            The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

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            Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services are honored to be serving the family of Gary Eugene Lackey.

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February 29, 2024

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Adams Funeral Home
307 Main Avenue Drive
Taylorsville, NC 28681

Funeral Service
February 29, 2024

1:00 PM
Adams Funeral Home Chapel Taylorsville
307 Main Ave Dr
Taylorsville , NC 28681


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