| Mr. Robert Reid Lackey, Jr., 91, died on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at home. A native of Cleveland County, he was the son of the late Robert Reid Lackey Sr. and Rose Elizabeth Peeler Lackey. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. Mr. Lackey was a Marine during WWII when the bomb was dropped saving many lives. He was a member of the 5th Marine Division first wave of the occupation of Japan. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion and Benevolent Protective Order of Elks.
Mr. Lackey is preceded in death in addition to his parents by a brother, Norris Lackey and a sister, Elizabeth Lackey Hamrick.
Mr. Lackey is survived by his wife Polly Bridges Lackey; one son, David Michael Lackey, wife Geri of Georgia; a daughter Jan Irene Lackey of Chicago; four grandchildren, Michael Lackey, Mark Lackey, Jodi Williams, Jenni Snow; and seven great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at Bethel Baptist Church on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 4:00 PM. Dr. Timothy Sims will be officiating. Burial will be at Sunset cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 3:00- 4:00pm in the church sanctuary.
Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church, 606 South Dekalb Street, Shelby NC 28150 or Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby NC 28150.
Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Lackey.
Guest Registry is available at www.cecilmburtonfuneralhome.com