Buddy Lee Hackett, 70, of Dillwyn, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, June 4, 2021. He passed in the comfort of his home with his family by his side. He was the husband of Doris Giles Hackett for 49 years and for 41 of those years she was his caretaker.
Buddy was a hero to his children, Jody Lee Hackett and wife, Nicole and Jamie Hackett Bryan and husband, Justin. He leaves behind the pride and joy of his life, his six grandbabies, Zoee Stinson, Brayden Hackett, Gabe Stinson, Reese Bryan, Maylee Hackett, and River Bryan. He is also survived by his sister, Carolyn Reaves; three brothers, Danny (Glenda), Bruce, and Rickey (Brenda) Hackett; sister-In-law, Linda Hackett; mother-in-law, Mildred S. Cyrus (Tommy); and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his loving brother, Charles Hackett; a brother-in-law, Bobby Reaves; and a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Hackett.
Born in Charlottesville, Va., on March 3, 1951, he was a son of the late Dorothy Bryant and Hampton Hackett. Buddy was an avid hunter, fisherman, family man, and a man who genuinely loved God. His faith sustained him through many of the rough times in life. Buddy also enjoyed small engine repair. He helped for many years in his family’s business, Hackett’s Chain Sales in Appomattox. He could take a power saw apart and put it back together again. He said, “God told him how to do it”. He passed his skills to his son and his grandson.
Buddy loved attending church every Sunday at The House of Prayer with Pastor Kathy Seay. She is an amazing person with an incredible testimony and Buddy loved her dearly.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, June 7, 2021, at the Vera Church of God with burial following in the Hackett Family Cemetery. The casket will be open for viewing one hour prior to the service in the church.
Those wishing to make memorials please consider Centra Hospice of Farmville, 1705 East Third Street, Farmville, VA 23901.
The family would also like to recognize Centra Home Health and Centra Hospice, their care and support was greatly appreciated.
Robinson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family. An online condolence may be sent by visiting www.robinsonfuneral.com