December 31, 1950 – April 13, 2013
James “Jack” Hackney, 62, of Fort Smith, died Saturday, April 13, 2013 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a former Sebastian County EMS Director, and retired Fort Smith EMS Director. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and the Vietnam War being awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, two Army Commendation Medals for Heroism, and one Army Commendation Medal for Meritorious Achievement. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Gayle; three daughters, Nicki Blankenship and husband, Craig of Greenwood, Jennifer Cates and husband, Darrell of Russellville, and Jessica Hackney of Greenwood; one son, Shane Spaulding of Sallisaw; his parents, Luke and Robbie Davis of Greenwood; two brothers, Jim Hackney of Greenwood and Jackie Davis and wife, Heather of Greenwood; two sisters, Darlene Hayden of Greenwood and Brenda Brooner and husband, Chuck of Poway, CA; one sister-in-law, Bethany Davis of Greenwood, and six grandchildren, Matthew and Emma Blankenship, McKenzie, Marcus and Danika Spaulding, and Madeline Cates. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jimmie Davis and Randy Davis, and a granddaughter, Hannah Blankenship.
Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675, or Stepping Stones School, Alma AR.