COMANCHE — M. Dwayne Lackey, 75, of Comanche was called home by the Lord Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010, at Hendrick Hospice Care at Hendrick Medical Center, Abilene, Texas.

    Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Heartland Funeral Home of Comanche. Lunch will be served by the Bereaved Family Committee at the First Baptist Church at noon today. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at Heartland Funeral Home, with Dr. Van Christian officiating with. Interment will follow in Pendergrass Cemetery, in Sidney, Texas.           

    Dwayne was born Sept. 17, 1935, in Cross Plains, Texas, to Manuel Earl and Emma Lottie Mayfield Lackey. He started first grade in 1940, but that year they moved to Sidney, Texas, where he graduated in 1953 from Sidney High School. He was very athletic and went to State in six-man football his senior year.

    He fell off a second story building in 1955 where he worked for his Uncle Marvin Dean’s, San Antonio roofing business. He spent most of 1956 in a San Antonio hospital where he was told that he would never walk again. But he did walk again, and with a limp until October 2010 when he went to Western Hills Health Care Center in Comanche. He was an Alzheimer’s patient.

    He went to Draughn’s Business College in Abilene in 1956. His wife moved to Abilene in 1956 and attended Hardin-Simmons University for two years. They both worked across the street from each other for about a year; he at Jones Equipment Company and she at Sun Appliance and Electric, but didn’t meet until 1957 when they were introduced by Colleen Clemmer from Clyde.

    He was married to her, Rena Lynn Featherston, in Aspermont, Texas, on April 25, 1958, and lived in Abilene for 10 years. The pastor married them in his home in Abilene. They had been married for 52 years.

    The celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a back yard barbecue at the home of their son, Tim and his wife Debra in 2008 in Comanche, Texas.

    They moved to San Angelo, Texas, in 1965 and on to Comanche, Texas, in December 1965.

    He is survived by three sons born in Abilene at Hendrick Hospital, Timothy Dwayne (Tim and wife Debra Green) Lackey of Comanche, Steven Earl (Steve and wife Ruth Ann Tankersley) Lackey of Midlothian, Texas, and Bradley Scott (Brad and wife Donna Lynn Crosek) Lackey of Southlake, Texas. He is survived by five grandsons, Joe Green, J.D. Green of Comanche Mitchell Lackey of Midlothian, Texas; Andrew Scott (Drew) Lackey of Southlake, Texas; and Hunter Shae Lackey of Southlake, Texas; and two granddaughters, Stephanie Lynn Green Herrera (and husband Vince) of Dublin, Texas; Tandi Lyn Lackey Levario (and husband Art) of Fort Worth, Texas; two Great-Granddaughters (Candice Lynn Herrera, of Dublin, Texas; Hayden Lyn Levario of Fort Worth; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Lackey Obregon of San Antonio, Texas; Billie Ruth Lackey Vineyard of Comanche, Texas, and his little Jack Russell Terrier “Peanut” who was loved very much; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends.

    He was preceded in death by his mother and dad; and one brother, Colvin Lackey.

    He was always happy, loved life, joking, and laughing and was loved by everyone. He will be missed by his family and friends.

    He grew up a Christian and a member of Sidney Methodist Church and later became a member of First Baptist Church of Comanche. He enjoyed Class of ‘53 school reunions, was past president of Young Farmers of America of Comanche. He enjoyed his place in the country, horses, cattle, watching deer and wild turkeys walking across the yard, the baby lambs playing, and playing with the grandchildren.

    He worked at Comanche Fertilizer plant and then for Moorman Mfg. Co., retiring after 27 years on June 2, 1997.

    Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers are Jerry Morris, Delbert Moore, Ronnie Robinson, Bo Elrod, Russell Bartlett, Jerry Clark and Grady Reed.

    Memorial gifts may be made to First Baptist Church, Alzheimer’s, or the charity of your choice.

    View and sign the guest book and leave condolences to the family may be left online at www.heartlandfuneralhome.net.