Senior Master SGT James
Master Sgt. James Bertrand Lackey was born in Hammond, Ind.,
on Dec. 3, 1964, to James and Kathleen Jones Lackey. He grew
up in Vincennes, Ind., and graduated from Lincoln High
School in 1983, entering the U.S. Air Force soon thereafter
on March 4, 1986. J.B. was killed in action on April 8,
2010, after 24 years of faithful service to his country,
doing what he loved.
He is survived by his wife, Cassie Lackey; and sons,
Brandon, Alex and Nick Lackey. He leaves behind his mother,
Kathleen; sister, Dorinda; uncles, Ralph (Betty) Jones,
Harold (Sharon) Jones, of Greencove Springs, Fla., and Bert
and Mary Lee Dodd of Vincennes; cousins, Ralph (Leann)
Jones, of Greencove Springs, and Jean (Mark) Shaw of
Ponteveda, Fla. He was predeceased by his father, James; and
grandmother, Eloise C. Jones from Vincennes. Senior Master
Sgt. Lackey belonged to the First Christian Church in Fort
Walton Beach, Fla.
His loyalty and dedication have had a great effect on his
family and friends and those who had the privilege of
knowing him. JB's intense belief in integrity has been
passed on to his children and will continue to be expected
out of everyone who surrounded him. We will love him forever
and always - he will be missed by many.