Ernest Nathan “Junior” Lackey Jr., 90, of Buchanan died Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Heritage Hall in Lexington.
He was born September 12, 1926 in Rockbridge County, a son of the late Ernest Nathan Lackey Sr. and Annie Lotts Lackey. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Lackey Baker. Mr. Lackey was a member of the Mt. Olive United Methodist Church, served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War and received three bronze stars, and retired from Burlington Industries after 45 years of service. Junior was also a member of the James Evans Masonic Lodge No. 72, and the Natural Bridge Ruritan Club.
Surviving are one sister, Florence Lackey Daughtrey of Richmond; two nephews, Ernest C. Baker and wife Pam of Buchanan and Thomas K. Daughtrey, Jr.; one niece, Donna D. Martinez and husband Eladio, all of Richmond.
A funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, February 25, at Harrison Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Doris Hedrick officiating. Burial will follow in High Bridge Presbyterian Cemetery. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions be made in loving memory of Ernest to a charity of your choice. Arrangements by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory, Lexington.