Donald Ward Lackey of Aberdeen passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in his home, surrounded by his family and close friends. Don was born on Oct. 16, 1965, in Vancouver, Washington. His parents Laura (Sevey) Lackey and Delford Lackey proceeded him in death. He was raised in Houston, Texas, and relocated to Washington in 1991 to be with his family.
Don worked for the Grays Harbor Fast Lube in Aberdeen. While working there, he met Kelley and they started their life together and married in 2004, after 12 years of being together. Their lives were enriched with two daughters, Keisha and Alysa, and a son Camden. Upon leaving Fast Lube, he worked as a mechanic for Don Entus Trucking in Aberdeen. After working there for a number of years, he relocated to Dave Williams Logging in Hoquiam, where he finished his working career.
Don loved camping, tinkering with cars, caring for his cactuses and spending time with his family, friends and four-legged fur babies. He had a smile that could light up a room and a personality you couldn’t help but love.
He is survived by his wife, Kelley Lackey (Dean); two daughters, Keisha Dean (Zach Hyde) and Alysa (Jake) Rasler; a son, Camden Wagner; two sisters, Diana Brubaker, Washington; and Joanne Cooper, California; and two brothers, Michael (Michelle) Cooper, New Jersey; and Darrell (Sue) Cooper, New Jersey; and a number of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
A viewing will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, at Coleman Mortuary.
There will be a celebration of Don’s life on Saturday, Feb. 8, beginning at 1 p.m. at Hoquiam Grand Central, 427 7th St., Hoquiam, WA, 98550. All are welcome to come share stories and their fondest memories of Don.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Swedish Neuroscience Institute, c/o Swedish Medical Center Foundation, 747 Broadway, Seattle, WA, 98122.
Arrangements are by the Coleman Mortuary, 422 5th Street, Hoquiam, Washington.
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