VeteranRaymond Hackett

Raymond HackettRaymond “Tim” Hackett, 91, of Canton, formerly of Cuba, died at 11:10 p.m. Oct. 12, 2010, at Red Oak Estates.

He was born April 21, 1919, in Bryant, a son of Hiram and Bessie Renfro Hackett. He married Betty L. Brazee on May 1, 1946, in Macomb. She died Aug. 29, 2010.

He also was preceded in death by one grandson, one granddaughter, six brothers and four sisters.

Surviving are one daughter, Roselyn (and Burton) Clarke of St. David; two sons, Harold (and Cherylene) Brazee of East Peoria and Tim (and Mary) Hackett of rural Cuba; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He was a World War II Army veteran serving in the 5th Division, where he was present at the Battle of the Bulge. During his service, he was a recipient of two purple hearts and one Bronze Star.

He was a farmer and cattleman. He also worked and retired from Canton Works of International Harvester, and retired from MSD.

He owned and operated a Shell gas station in Cuba and worked for the State Highway Department. He managed the Gale Farm at rural Cuba.

He was a member of Cuba American Legion Russell Smith Post 533, Fulton County Farm Bureau and a former member of Cuba Masonic Lodge and Canton Moose Lodge.

He served as president of Cuba School Board.

Cremation will be accorded. Graveside services were held Saturday at White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton with Reverend Jason Phillips officiating.

Military rites were conducted by his American Legion post. Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Cuba was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Harbor Lights Hospice or Red Oak Estates.

Condolences may be sent to www.henrylange.com.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/20/2010