F. Winton Lackey
June 13, 1932 ‒ July 05, 2018
Glade Springs, Virginia
Formerly of Marion, Ohio
F. Winton Lackey, age 86 of Glade Springs, Virginia and formerly of Marion, Ohio passed away suddenly Thursday, July 5, 2018 at the Regional Medical Center in Bristol, Tennessee with his loving wife Donna by his side.
Born on June 13, 1932 in Appalachia, Virginia to the late Fred Lackey and Alice M. (Cubine) Mize. A gifted athlete, he graduated from St. Joseph High School, Michigan in 1950. In 1955 he earned a bachelor’s degree from Emory & Henry College. Where he was a four year Letterman in football and a part of the 1953 Smokey Mountain Athletic Conference championship team. He also was catcher for the baseball team for four seasons and a member of the basketball team. He was known as Woot, Lackey, and The Cobra. His affection for Emory and Henry ran deep, he was a member of Sigma Iota Fraternity, Calleopean Literary Society, was inducted into their Sports Hall of Fame, and served on the Board of Trustees for 12 years. He was a generous supporter of Emory & Henry and a major contributor to the Brooks Field House and Football Facility in 2009 and was awarded a Charter Citation by the college in 2000 for his and his wife’s generosity.
He began his career in sales with Twin City Container of Coloma, MI, moved on to Elkhart, Indiana with Boise Cascade, and in 1968 moved to Marion, Ohio to manage the Marion Boise Cascade Plant until 1978. He then founded Mid-Ohio Packaging and went on to form Eastern Ohio Packaging, Western Ohio Packaging. After a career of 34 years in the industry, he served as a consultant with the Swartz Group.
Retiring in 2000 he moved to Abington, Virginia and Bonita Springs, Florida. A true community steward he served on the Board of Directors for HMO, Marion Bank, MARCA, Marion Red Cross, Marion H.A.N.D., and Marion Can Do. He received recognition from Raymond Donovan, Secretary of Labor under President Reagan, for leadership in conjunction with the Job Training Partnership Act. He was also a member of the Private Industry Council, Marion Rotary Club, Marion Elks Club, Container Club, MINT, Sigma Iota Fraternity, Chilhowee and Epworth United Methodist Church’s, as well as Bay Presbyterian Church in Bonita Springs, Florida.
He enjoyed golfing, making two holes-in-one, entertaining, and football. Fun loving, both spiritual and courageous, he was tough as nails. Always the listener, with his charm, presence, and charisma, he easily lit up the room. The consummate flirt, he treasured time spent in Florida, traveling, but most of all spending time with his family, and especially his beloved wife.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 39 years: Donna Maria Fanelli; son Winton Craig (Jody) Lackey; daughters: Cheryl (Stephen) Roth, Lisa Rene Lackey, Christen (Mark) Hawthorne; step-daughter Jennifer Marie Fanelli; grandchildren: Jade Morgan Lackey, Winton Cole Lackey, Jack Cain Lackey, Winton Casey Roth, Justin Stephen (Deniz) Roth, Anna Kathryn Hawthorne, Philip Lawrence Hawthorne, Donna Jarvis, Marcus Jarvis; great-grandchildren: Easton Cole Lackey, Merritt Alexandra Harris, Ellie Vivienne Roth, Winton Oliver Roth.
He was also preceded in death by grandson Travis Jarvis.
Services celebrating the life of Winton Lackey will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 25th, at Epworth United Methodist Church, 249 E. Center St., Marion, Ohio 43202 with Bishop Joseph Sprague officiating.
Following the celebration a time of reflection and sharing of memories will continue at The Warehouse Restaurant, 320 W. Center St., Marion, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Emory and Henry College I-Hey, P. O. Box 947, Emory, Va. 24327
Questions: Jody Lackey 740-244-3257 -or- Christen Hawthorne 614-581-1120.
Snyder Funeral Homes are assisting with the arrangements and tributes should be delivered directly to the church.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com