James B. Lackey

James B. Lackey

Birth
Death 9 Apr 2010 (aged 45)
Afghanistan
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Sec 60 Site 9079
Memorial ID 50909194 · View Source
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Senior Master Sgt. James B. Lackey, 45, of Green Cove Springs, Fla. died April 9 near Kandahar, Afghanistan, in a crash of a CV-22 Osprey. He was assigned to the 8th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla. He was born in Hammond, Ind., on Dec. 3, 1964, to James and Kathleen Jones Lackey. He grew up in Vincennes, Ind., and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1983, entering the U.S. Air Force soon thereafter on March 4, 1986. J.B. was killed in action on April 8, 2010, after 24 years of faithful service to his country, doing what he loved. He is survived by his wife, Cassie Lackey; and sons, Brandon, Alex and Nick Lackey. He leaves behind his mother, Kathleen; sister, Dorinda; uncles, Ralph (Betty) Jones, Harold (Sharon) Jones, of Greencove Springs, Fla., and Bert and Mary Lee Dodd of Vincennes; cousins, Ralph (Leann) Jones, of Greencove Springs, and Jean (Mark) Shaw of Ponteveda, Fla. He was predeceased by his father, James; and grandmother, Eloise C. Jones from Vincennes. Senior Master Sgt. Lackey belonged to the First Christian Church in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. His loyalty and dedication have had a great effect on his family and friends and those who had the privilege of knowing him. JB's intense belief in integrity has been passed on to his children and will continue to be expected out of everyone who surrounded him. We will love him forever and always - he will be missed by many.


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  • Created by: Elizabeth Reed
  • Added: 10 Apr 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 50909194
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James B. Lackey (3 Dec 1964–9 Apr 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 50909194, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Elizabeth Reed (contributor 46561848) .