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Mechanicsburg Presbyterian Church
Saturday February 4th, 2017
9:30am - 11:00am

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William Lackey

William H. Lackey, 69, of Mechanicsburg, PA, passed away peacefully with his wife and son by his side Thursday, January 26, 2017 in the West Shore Hospital.  Born April 8, 1947 in Clarksburg, WV to the late Hubert and Betty J. Beverlin Lackey, he is survived by his wife of 45 years, Joyce A. Vanaman Lackey and his son, Michael D. Lackey.

Bill graduated from the West Virginia University in 1970 and was employed at Shaffer Trucking Co. An active member of the Mechanicsburg Presbyterian Church, he served in many capacities on several committees over the years.  Bill volunteered for Meals on Wheels and was a member of the West Virginia Alumni Assoc. An avid Phillies fan, he also enjoyed watching the West Virginia Mountaineers.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 11:00 AM, in the Mechanicsburg Presbyterian Church, 300 E. Simpson St., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 with Rev. Kathryn Johnston officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in the Mechanicsburg Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM in his church prior to the service.  Memorial contributions may be made to his church or to Abramson Cancer Center/Trustees of the University of Penn , 3535 Market St., Suite 750, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Arrangements are being handled by the Hollinger Funeral Home& Crematory, Inc., Mt. Holly Springs, PA. Online condolences may be made to www.hollingerfuneralhome.com

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Dear Joyce and Michael, We are so sorry for your loss.  It is so difficult to lose someone but Bill is at peace now and not suffering. If there is anything we can do or you would like to talk, please call. Love, Judy and Steve Quigley

Judy and Steve Quigley Feb 2 2017 12:00 AM

Joyce, you are in my thoughts, my heart and my prayers.

Angie Weiser Feb 2 2017 12:00 AM

Dear long time friend,      My heart aches with you .  Bill was such a caring person.  He never seemed to care how loud our music in the apartment was!!! And his article shows me that he kept caring for others. I am so glad that we have reconnected .  My prayer is for the Peace of God to surround you and Michael at this time. Love You, Jeter

Jeter Sorrells Feb 2 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Joyce, My sympathies to you and Michael in the death of Bill.  May you feel the brush of angel wings surrounding you at this difficult time of loss.   My prayers are with you, spiritual friend.     Lois

Lois Nell Richwine Feb 2 2017 12:00 AM

Joyce, My deepest condolences.  I know you will miss him. I will be thinking of you and Michael on Saturday.  I have the flu and don't want to get anyone sick.

Cindy Gorski Feb 2 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Joyce and Michael, You both are in our prayers at this very sad time.  Sorry that we never actually got to meet Bill but we know he was special from all that you told us about him.  May your faith and wonderful memories keep you strong in the coming days.   Sue and Rick Davies

Sue Davies Feb 1 2017 12:00 AM

Our deepest and heartfelt condolences during this difficult time. I know you will miss him. God rest his wonderful soul.

Bill & Louise Huff Feb 1 2017 12:00 AM

Dearest Joyce, We are fondly remembering the times we spent together ~ good memories.  Our hearts and prayers are with you. With love, Gigi and Dick Strube

Gigi and Dick Strube Jan 31 2017 12:00 AM

Dearest Joyce and Michael, I and my family grieve for you and your loss. I know the pain you are going through, but your faith will give you unimagined strength in this, your darkest hours. The three of you had a wonderful and loving life together; and I know the memories you made in that time will give you comfort in the days ahead.  Please know your friends share your grief and will always be there for you without hesitation.

Deb Sites Jan 31 2017 12:00 AM

I had the privilege of often being Bill's partner at Meals on Wheels for several years. While we waited for the meals to be ready, we often went for a walk catching up on each other and current events. He will be very much missed.

Dale Bicksler Jan 31 2017 12:00 AM

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