George W. Lackey

George W. Lackey

George W. Lackey, 95, of Anna, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, at his home. 

He was born on Aug. 6, 1923, in Pulaski County, the son of Ira and Elizabeth Reeves Lackey. 

He married Dawn Marie Bankson on Nov. 26, 1948, in Piggott, Ark. She preceded him in death on Oct. 18, 2015. 

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a life member of the VFW post in Mounds. 

He farmed most of his life. He also owned and operated the Dixie BBQ in Jonesboro for 16 years. He enjoyed gardening and many people will remember his beautiful flowers.

He is survived by his three daughters, Jeri (Gary) Knupp of Jonesboro, Ann (Dennis) York of Anna and Pam Schlenker of Jonesboro; six grandchildren, Jennifer (Richard) York, Chris (Kris) Knupp, Elizabeth Knupp, Dennis Lee (Debbie) York, Cassie (Zack) Cohen, and Kim Schlenker; nine great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; by a son-in-law Don Schlenker; and by two brothers and five sisters. 

Graveside funeral services were at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Anna Cemetery, with Jack Thorton officiating. Interment was in the Anna Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois. 

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna was in charge of arrangements.

The Gazette-Democrat

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