Billy George Lackie, 82, of Pocola, OK passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2020 in Pocola. Billy was born October 13, 1937 in Levi, AR to George Euell & Susie Ford (Nixon) Lackie. Billy served 26 years in the US Army. He retired as an E7 Sgt. 1st Class. He was very dedicated to his country as well as his family. Billy was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who never met a stranger and treated those whom he met as family. He was beyond generous to all those he loved. Billy also served as a Sheriff’s Deputy as well as a Volunteer Fire fighter in Pulaski County in Arkansas. All those who knew him loved his personality and his friendship. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Joyce B. Lackie and grandchildren, Destiny & Jackson.
Survivors include his children, Brian K. Lackie, Anthony J. Lackie, Susan E. Robison & husband Zachary R., Christopher A. Lackie all of Pocola, Jerome D. Lackie & wife Maryann of Tulsa, OK; 16 grandkids; 21 great grandkids soon to be 23; brothers, Jackson Euell Lackie & James R. Lackie of Jacksonville, AR, Robert Joe Lackie of Kansas City, MO; sister, Karen S. Lee of Jacksonville, AR; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, loved ones and friends.
Services will be 2 pm, Friday, July 31, 2020 at Fort Smith National Cemetery with Jim Stem officiating. Pallbearers will be Christopher Lackie & Jerome Lackie of US Army, Justin Lackie of US Marines, Stephen Robison of US Navy, Richard McGehee – Sheriff’s Deputy, and Anthony Lackie. Honorary pallbearers will be Brian K. Lackie, Johnathan Decker, Nathan Kirby, George Lackie, Nickolas Robison & Noah Lackie. The family will be at the funeral home in Pocola on Thursday from 6-8 pm to visit with relatives & friends.
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