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


  • Donna and family,
    So very sorry to hear of Winton’s passing. Please know we are thinking of you and extend our sympathy.

  • Dear Lackey Hawthorn Family,
    I am so saddened for your loss. What an amazing Father, Husband and community leader. I know you will all miss him and his wonderful sense of humor so very much.
    Love to you all,
    LisaBrown and Jason Beaver

    • Dear Lackey Family
      We always loved be around Winton he was such a special fun loving person , he will be so missed!
      Our thoughts and prayers are with you all

      Joe and Cherrie

  • Dear Lackey & Hawthorne Families,
    We were so sorry to learn about the passing of Winton – a larger than life person who lit up a room. Our love and prayers are with you!
    Kelly & Greg Cantwell

  • Pam and I were saddened by the news . Many Many great memories of Winton and the whole family. Golf (good and bad), trips, and some great meals done by Donna and Winton.

  • Donna and Winton’s family, words can’t even begin to express my condolences for all of you. Winton was truly a Very special person and one of the most likable gentleman I have ever know in my lifetime . He was a great member of our investment club and Meredythe and I were very fortunate to have gone on many annual meeting trips where he and Donna were in attendance.
    In the past few years I have been in their very special long standing group that have been meeting for a potluck in December and it is always special that they return for that from Virginia. He will be so sorely missed by all that knew him so God Speed Winton, all who knew you loved you.

  • Dear Lackey Family ,

    We were saddened to hear of Winton’s Passing! He always had a smile on his face that would light up a room! Please know your in our thoughts and prayers !

    Ann and Jim Russell

  • So sad to hear of one great person and mentor passing. A great friend to both of us and a pleasure to work for in learning a new profession. He was one of the nicest most giving people on earth!!
    RIP Winton!❤️

  • With deep sadness we send our condolences on the passing of Winton. He was one of the most professional, business, product educated, and personable person we every met. He was outstanding in everything he accomplished and his honesty in business and friendship was incomparable. His success in business filtered down to everyone who worked for him and he was an honest friend to everyone he met. Please extend our heartfelt feelings to the family and especially to you Donna.

  • To Craig,Cheryl,Lisa,Christen and Donna ~ My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you upon hearing of the passing of your father and husband. Winton was special to me as a mentor, as I spent my career in the corrugated packaging industry and was very fortunate to have worked for him my first 12 years, 6 at Boise Cascade and 6 at MOPAC. He taught me everything I needed to know about the industry those first twelve years, and not a day went by going forward that I didn’t draw upon a learning experience at Mopac while confronting an issue at another stop along the way. Any success I’ve had in my career I absolutely owe to Winton Lackey! As I explored new opportunities; having a resume showing two stops working for Winton was an automatic foot in the door. I’ll never forget the good times we had in the early days at Mopac and socializing at the Scotch & Sirloin. C.W.

  • Lackey family. We are so very sorry for your dads passing. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • We always enjoyed our chats with Winton at the condo. Very sorry to hear of his passing. Our deepest condolences, Donna.

    Jim & Deb Holthus and family.