Lawrence "Larry" R. Hackett
Lawrence “Larry” R. Hackett of Glenwood Springs died Wednesday, April 9, 2003. He was 72.
He was born May 31, 1930, in St. Louis, Mo., to Susie Batson and Ray Hackett.
He attended the School of Mines and Metallurgy at the University of Missouri in Rolla, Missouri State College in Cape Girardeau, and Park Air College in St. Louis, Mo.
Mr. Hackett served as a ship’s electrician in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, from 1948-51.
He married Phyllis Carnago on May 16, 1964, in Herrin, Ill.
They lived in St. Charles, Mo., for 10 years, until moving to Glenwood Springs in 1974.
From 1974-79, they owned and operated the Coast To Coast hardware store in Glenwood Springs.
After selling the store, Mr. Hackett worked in mining, woodworking, school maintenance and water pump installation jobs, until he retired in 1993. He also owned a tool-sharpening business. He was a jack of all trades.
As a younger man, Mr. Hackett loved to fly.
He enjoyed camping, and had several memorable fights with his tent, as well as reading, watching war movies, listening to barbershop harmony and swapping jokes.
He served as an assistant leader for the Boy Scouts.
Mr. Hackett was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, and a good friend to many.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Susie Batson Hackett; and by a sister, Betty Hackett Grierson.
Mr. Hackett is survived by his wife, Phyllis Hackett of Glenwood Springs; by his 95-year-old father, Ray Hackett of Springfield, Ohio; by a son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Michelle Hackett of Merrimac, Mass.; by daughters and son-in-law Susan and Patrick McBride of Englewood, and Julie Hackett of Castle Rock; by a brother and sister-in-law, Dan and Jeanne Hackett of Springfield, Ohio; by a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, James and Lani Carnago of Canada; by a grandson, Rory McBride of Englewood; and by many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, April 14, at Farnum Holt Funeral Home, 405 W. 7th St., Glenwood Springs. A buffet luncheon will follow at Veltus Park in Glenwood Springs.
Farnum Holt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice, or in the form of a random act of kindness.
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