He is lovingly remembered by his wife of 67 years, Patricia; 14 children: Chris (Michael) Dykstra, Pam Hackney, Lynda Schmitt, Ray (Ann) Hackney, Sue (Rick) Ulmer, Chip (Carol) Hackney, Sandy Allen, Michelle (Brad) Gleason, Vicki Fortier, Kim Hackney, Mark (Marlena) Hackney, Cheri (Brandon) Atwood, Don (Sue) Hackney, and David (Andrea) Hackney. Also, 27 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Hattie.
Visitation on Monday, June 3, 6-8 p.m., Memorial Service on Tuesday, June 4 at 11 a.m. followed by a luncheon at the church. All of this will take place at Calvary Church (Formerly Fruitport Bethel Baptist Church), 213 W. Oak Street, Fruitport, Michigan 49415.