Roger Eric Lackey, 37, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 22, 2022, at his home.
Eric was born on December 5, 1984, in Iredell County, to Roger Dale “Possum” Lackey of Hiddenite and the late Johana Smith Lackey. Eric worked in heating and cooling all his adult life. Eric enjoyed fishing and working with wood. He was known for his storytelling and always had people laughing.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Jamie Leigh Lackey and Kelly Dale Lackey; a nephew, Adam Dale; paternal grandfather, Rodger Lee Lackey; and maternal grandparents, R.C. and Minnie Smith.
In addition to his father, those left to cherish his memory include a sister, Kimberly Lackey Kennedy of Hiddenite; three nieces, Katlin Kennedy, Kirstin Kennedy, and Lamya Hartsoe; paternal grandmother, Mildred Lackey; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins; long-time girlfriend, Danelle McGalliard, and her children; and maternal aunt, Guynell Chapman.
A graveside service will be conducted Saturday, June 4, 2022, at 11:00 a.m., at Sulpher Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. James Safrit will officiate. The cremains will lie in state on Friday, June 3, 2022, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., at Chapman Funeral Home.
Chapman Funeral Home is serving the Lackey Family.