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Edward Carney Hackney

January 18, 1932 November 4, 2018
Edward Carney Hackney
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Edward C. (Ted) Hackney, Colonel, US Army (Retired) of Peachtree City, passed away on November 4, 2018 at the age of 86. Ted was born on January 18, 1932 in Washington, DC to John Mallory Hackney and Anne Amelia Gray. He grew up in Virginia, graduating from Maury High School in Norfolk. He attended Elon College in North Carolina, graduating with a degree in chemistry. He also earned a Master’s degree in Education from Boston University.

He enlisted in the US Army in 1952 and was commissioned in the Field Artillery in 1953. He left the service briefly to work for DuPont in Kinston, NC, re-entered the regular Army 1959, and served his country with pride and honor for the next 27 years. He served in field artillery units in the US, Korea and Vietnam. In Vietnam, from July 1967 to July 1968, he served as the Battalion Executive Officer of the 1st Battalion, 21st Field Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division. Other assignments took him to Fort Sill, OK, Dayton, OH, the Pentagon, Rome, Italy, Patch Barracks and Bad Kreuznach, both in West Germany, and Fort Bragg, NC. His final assignment was as Post Commander of Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem in Atlanta. Ted retired from the military in 1986 and resided for the remainder of his life in Peachtree City.

In retirement, he remained a dedicated patriot, active as a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, the Military Order of the Loyal Legion (MOLLUS) and the Society of the War of 1812. He was a member of St. Andrews in the Pines Episcopal Church, serving in many different roles over the years. He and Jackie enjoyed traveling throughout the US, but he most loved his home and his family. He was always there for support when we needed it the most.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Russell Gray Hackney and half-brother, John M. Hackney, Jr. He is survived by Jacqueline (Jackie), his wife of 65 years; son, David (Toni) Hackney of Birmingham; grandson, Andrew C. Hackney of Birmingham; daughter, Emily Hackney (Patrick) of Whitsett, NC; and sister, Anne White of Virginia Beach, VA.

His family would like to recognize the staff at Arbor Terrace and Southern Grace Hospice for the care he received in his last days.

Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of donations to your local Humane Society, to recognize Ted’s love for animals.






“To Those I Love”
If I should ever leave you
whom I love
To go along the Silent Way,
grieve not,
Nor speak of me with tears,
but laugh and talk
Of me as if I were
beside you there.
(I’d come—I’d come,
could I but find a way!
But would not tears and grief
be barriers?)
And when you hear a song
or see a bird
I loved, please do not let
the thought of me
Be sad… For I am
loving you just as
I always have…
You were so good to me!
There are so many things
I wanted still
To do—so many things
to say to you…
Remember that I
did not fear…It was
Just leaving you
that was so hard to face…
We cannot see Beyond…
But this I know:
I love you so—‘twas heaven
here with you!

Isla Paschal Richardson


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Visitation

Wednesday

7

Nov

1:00 PM 11/7/2018 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 11/7/2018 2:00:00 PM
St. Andrews in the Pines Episcopal Church

316 N. Peachtree Pkwy.
Peachtree City, GA 30269

St. Andrews in the Pines Episcopal Church
316 N. Peachtree Pkwy. Peachtree City 30269 GA
United States

Funeral Service

Wednesday

7

Nov

2:00 PM 11/7/2018 2:00:00 PM
St. Andrews in the Pines Episcopal Church

316 N. Peachtree Pkwy.
Peachtree City, GA 30269

St. Andrews in the Pines Episcopal Church
316 N. Peachtree Pkwy. Peachtree City 30269 GA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Westminster Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

2090 Hwy. 54
Peachtree City, GA 30296

2090 Hwy. 54 Peachtree City 30296 GA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Humane Society of Northeast Georgia

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