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April 18, 2024

Dover Cecil Lackey

Dover Cecil Lackey

Dover Cecil Lackey, 95, passed away on Monday, January 29, 2024, at Valley Nursing Center in Alexander County.

He was born Tuesday, May 29, 1928, in Alexander County, to the late George Howard Lackey and Lois Head Lackey. Mr. Lackey attended Mt. Nebo Baptist Church. He enjoyed driving a truck, fox hunting, and trading dogs, horses, and mules. Dover loved his family and cherished spending time with them. He was a loving father, husband, and grandfather.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Authur, Donald, Hayden, Roger, and Gilbert Lackey.

Those left cherish the memories of Dover include his wife of 77 years, Ruth Mayberry Lackey; children, Martha Bentley (Roy), George Lackey (Connie), Sharon Lackey, and Byron Lackey (Vickie); seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; a step-great-great-grandchild; sister, Linda Lackey Lee (Jerry); sister-in-law, Mildred Lackey; special friends, Ronald Tilley, Randy Hamby, Kenneth Head, Herman Hughes, and Herb Kelsoe; and several nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2024, at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2024, at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow at South River Methodist Church Cemetery. Rev. Brian Eades and Rev. Eddie Jolly will officiate.

Andy Lackey, Avery Lackey, Kyle Lackey, Shaun Lackey, Wesley Lackey, and Richard Duncan will serve as pallbearers.

The family will accept flowers or donations may be made to Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, 2600 Old Mountain Road, Hiddenite, NC 28636; South River Methodist Church c/o Gilbert Sharpe, 1900 Cheatham Ford Road, Hiddenite, NC 28636; or Lebanon Baptist Church, 167 Lebanon Church Lane, Taylorsville, NC 28681.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.

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