Thomas Albert “T.A.” Hackney, Sr. ’40

Thomas Albert “T.A.” Hackney, Sr. ’40, a lifelong resident of Lake City, Fla., died Jan. 30 at his residence following an extended illness. The son of the late Walter M. and Ruth McLaren Hackney, he joined the United States Army and served during WW II after graduating from Davidson, and ultimately retired as a lieutenant colonel from the Florida National Guard. Hackney owned and operated Hackney Brothers, a farm tractor and implement company, for many years. In his spare time Hackney enjoyed fishing and collecting golf balls. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, where he served as church treasurer for 30 years; the Lake City Rotary Club; was a board member of the Life South Blood Bank; and was involved in many other local civic organizations. Hackney is survived by his wife of 62 years, Tommy Lou Johnson Hackney, P.O. Box 3628, Lake City, FL 32056; two sons, Thomas Albert Hackney, Jr. and Tim Walter Hackney (Julie); and two daughters, Georgia Hackney-Smith (Stephen) and Martha Ruth Cox (Cary). Seven granddaughters, a grandson, two great-grandsons, and a great-granddaughter also survive.