Tommy Jon (TJ) Lackey, 43, went to be with the Lord on May 7, 2019. He was born in Kerrville, Texas, to Tommy H. Lackey and Jo Anne Hodges Evans on March 25, 1976.
He is survived by beloved wife, Norma A. Lackey; step-daughter, Leah Neal; mother, Jo Anne Hodges Evans; step-father, Jim Evans; father, Tommy H. Lackey; grandmother, Betty Lackey; brother, Cody Lackey and wife, Jamie; step-brother, Jason Evans and wife, Haleh; nephews and niece, Hunter, Jarrett and Olivia Lackey and Samuel Deemers; aunts and uncles, Terry Lockaby, Glenda Lackey, Ronny Lackey and Larrel Lackey; as well as numerous cousins, family and friends.
TJ was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Frank and Doris Hodges; paternal grandfather, T.H. “Butch” Lackey; and aunt, Katie Fiedler.
TJ attended Center Point, Bandera and Hondo schools. He graduated from Hondo in 1994. TJ also attended college at UTSA, where he completed 100-plus hours.
TJ last worked with his dad, uncle and aunt at their local, family-owned and -operated hay and animal feed store, T H Lackey Hay & Feed in Center Point, Texas.
TJ was a veteran and served in the Navy and Army for a total of 10 years. He was a Navy Corpsman and Army Medic. TJ was awarded numerous service medals and awards.
TJ excelled in academics as well in sports. He enjoyed hunting trips to New Mexico, ski trips to New Mexico, Colorado and Montana and, of course, fishing anywhere and anytime he could, all done with family and friends. TJ also started up a snow ski company named Batalla Skis with the help of his best friend, Kyle Fox.
TJ is loved and adored by his wife, Norma, and step-daughter, Leah.
TJ had a one-of-a-kind personality. He was very giving with a strong heart. He laughed abundantly and made many memories with everyone he knew. TJ lives in our hearts, minds and souls until the time comes when we can be with him again.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2019, at Grimes Funeral Chapels, with Chaplain Ronald P. Leininger, EdD, M.Div., BCC of Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital, and the Rev. Robert Lockaby officiating.
The Family of TJ Lackey wishes to extend our sincere thanks to all who were involved in TJ’s care at Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital, Aurora Center of San Antonio, UT Health of San Antonio, Tri County Home Health Care of Kerrville, Peterson Regional Medical Center of Kerrville and Alamo Hospice of Kerrville and to all who kept TJ in their prayers.
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Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels of Kerrville.