Gaylord Frank Lackey, a former resident of Henryetta and longtime resident of Bethany, Oklahoma, passed from this life on Saturday, July 28, 2018 in Oklahoma City at the age of 104. Gaylord was born on August 24, 1913 in Hitchita, Oklahoma to Tom Lackey and Josephine Fuller Lackey.
Gaylord worked for Pittsburgh Plate Glass in Henryetta before he retired after many years of faithful service. At age 65, he later accepted a position with Dayton Tire in Oklahoma City, where he worked for many years as a millwright before his retirement at age 90. Gaylord was a proud World War II Veteran, serving in the United States Army Air Corps. He also received his 80 year pin from the Masonic Lodge and was believed to be the oldest living Mason in Oklahoma. Most of all, Gaylord loved his family. He was a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and he will be missed by the many people who knew and loved him. He leaves a long legacy of hard work and devotion to family. His perseverance and passion for life was an inspiration to all.
Gaylord was preceded in death by his wife, Natella Lewis Lackey on February 1, 1993; his mother, Josephine Lackey; his father, Tom Lackey; his brother, George Hamilton; and a son-in-law, Darrel Warehime.
He is survived by his daughter, Gayle Warehime of Oklahoma City; 3 grandchildren, Christie McKeown and husband Kelly of Oklahoma City, Eric Warehime and wife Nicole of Oklahoma City, and Darla Bilderback and husband Brian of Austin, Texas; a sister, Louise Nicolson of Fritch, Texas; and five great- grandchildren, Kate McKeown, Aubrey Warehime, Erika Warehime, Blakely Bilderback, and Will Bilderback; and by other extended family and many good friends.
Viewing for Gaylord will be held on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 from 10am to 8pm at Integrity Funeral Service, 410 E. Trudgeon in Henryetta.
A funeral service for Gaylord is set for 10:00am Thursday, August 2, 2018 at Integrity Chapel in Henryetta with Rev. Wesley VanMeter officiating. Masonic honors will be provided at the service. Interment will follow immediately at Westlawn Cemetery with military honors provided by the US Army. Arrangements are entrusted to Integrity Funeral Service of Henryetta.
Pallbearers are Brian Bilderback, Kelly McKeown, Will Bilderback, Eric Warehime, and Roy Waller.