|Birth: ||Jun. 16, 1947|
|Death: ||Apr. 23, 2005|
John Pinkston Killackey, 57, St. Joseph, Mo., died Saturday, April 23, 2005, at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo., after a brief illnes.
Born June 17, 1947, in St. Joseph, he grew up in St. Joseph; and then resided for many years in Burnsville, Minn., and in Grapevine, Texas. He most recently returned to St. Joseph, where he was working with the United Way.
He was a 1965 graduate of Central High School, St. Joseph.
He married the former Linda Dow in St. Joseph on Aug. 19, 1967.
He received a bachelor of arts degree in sociology from Colorado College in 1969.
John was commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant in the Army from the the ROTC at college graduation. He served as an armored cavalry officer, military intelligence officer and decorated reconnaissance aviator in Vietnam, Europe and in the U. S.
He taught at the Army's Intelligence School and worked in research and development at the Army Intelligence Center in Arizona. He left active duty in 1980.
John then worked as a research scientist, program manager and businesss develpment manager for Honeywell, Hughes Aircraft Co. and Raytheon.
In 1991, he received a master's in business administration degree from Cardinal Stritch College in Milwaukee, Wis.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Grapevine; Mohawk Pilots Association and was a recipient of the Top Performer Award from Honeywell for many years. An avid sailor, John served as commodore of the Cedar Mills Yacht Club in Texas.
John was preceded in death by his father, Jack Killackey, in 1982; and his grandparents, Louis M. and Margaret (Johnson) Pinkston.
Survivors: his wife, Linda of the home; his son, Sean Killackey of St. Paul, Minn.; his daughter and son-in-law; Adrienne and Joshua Monson; and grandson, Jack Joshua Monson of Irving, Texas; his mother, Betty Killackey; and brother, Louis Killackey of St. Joseph.
Memorial service: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, First Presbyterian Church, St. Joseph, with reception following. Interment: in Mount Auburn Cemetery will be private.
Betty P Pinkston Killackey (1921 - 2015)
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Created by: Caryn Hood
Record added: May 23, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11013072