Debo Funeral Home

833 Court Street, Fulton, MO


Joe Bernard Hackman

August 15, 1940July 8, 2020

Joe Bernard Hackman, gained his full independence on July 8th, 2020 at University of Missouri Hospital at the age of 79, with his wife and daughter by his side.

He was preceded in death in 1990 by his brother, Dr. Larry T. Hackman of Manhattan, KS; in 1993 by his mother, Martha Pearl (Hinshaw) Hackmann; and in 1960, by his father Theodore Hackmann.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 56 years, Doris D. (Bura) Hackman of Fulton, MO.

He is lovingly remembered by their daughter, Meschelle Magnuson (Paul), three grandchildren, Adam D. T. Lairmore, Derek R. Lairmore (Jessica), & Heather M. Lairmore. Six Great-grandchildren, Trenton & Trevor Lairmore, Ava & CJ Lairmore, Novy Lairmore & Theodore Byrd; many other relatives, nieces and nephews.

Joe was born on August 15, 1940 in Fulton, MO. He enjoyed many family road trips to the Dakotas and Grand Canyon with his parents and brother, and being an active member of Boy Scouts. He graduated from Fulton High School in 1959. He attended college in Tucson, AZ, and later at Hannibal-Lagrange. He wanted to obtain a degree in Mortuary Science, but instead decided to help his parents by working as a milkman at Central Dairy in Fulton, then later in insurance sales for Mutual of Omaha. Later, as a husband and father, he attended Todd Comp Program of The University of Missouri in Columbia, MO, a vocational rehab program, and earned a certificate in computer programming in 1984. While attending the school, he lived on campus and cared for his roommate, who he helped to dress daily, and assist in other ways. He began work as a computer specialist for the USDA in Kansas City, MO in 1984. He and Doris relocated to Belton, MO and remained there, until they moved back to Fulton to retire in 2005.

Joe enjoyed being a part of the men’s ministry at Victory Fellowship Church in Fulton, and Belton Assembly Of God Church in Belton, MO, where he devotedly served both congregations in multiple ways. He enjoyed eating meals at restaurants, closely following politics, sending emails to former USDA coworkers, keeping evidence of every transaction made, back to his first car purchase at Lynn Maughs in Fulton in 1972. He cherished all cards sent to him and his wife, including wedding, birth, and graduation announcements, and always kept the program of any funeral attended. He loved people, anf most of all, and loved spending time with family.

Private family services will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at Debo Funeral Home in Fulton, MO.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Boy Scouts of America, c/o Debo Funeral Home, 833 Court St, Fulton, MO 65251.


  • Private Family Service

    Saturday, July 11, 2020


Joe Bernard Hackman

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Margie Dillon Odneal

July 14, 2020

I’m so sorry for your loss. I knew Joe from the YMCA and always enjoyed visiting with him. He was such a nice man! I never knew his last name or Central Dairy connection. I think his mom lived down the street from my grandma when I was very young. Wish I could have asked him about that. Prayers to your family.

Meschelle Magnuson

July 12, 2020

I read this to my family at our private family funeral for Dad.
We are here to honor, remember, and celebrate the graduation of my father, Joe, into the arms of Jesus. I say father, but I really mean Daddy, and everyone knows the difference between the two. A father is the person who helped physically create another person’s life. A Daddy is a person who impacts another person’s life so greatly thru love, leading and sacrifice, and that is what my Daddy was for me. Dad was also a son, brother, friend, husband, uncle, father, Gpa, great grandpa, and servant of his Creator. Within all those roles he still behaved like a Daddy, giving of his self and his all, and loving all, including his Heavenly Daddy.
Everyone present, here in this room, he willingly helped to his best ability, from providing a roof, meals, wheels, a listening ear, overall care & concern, or just by covering the need in prayer. He also helped those oppressed or persecuted, those who might not have deserved any help or relief(in our eyes) - he was there for them too. You could say he loved his neighbor as himself. You could say he loved his neighbor MORE than himself.

Matthew 22, v 37-40

[37] Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. [38] This is the first and great commandment. [39] And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. [40] On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

Thank you Daddy for leading us by example.
I’m grateful for the lessons you taught me, in word and deed. I love you Daddy. ♥️

Stephanie David

July 10, 2020

I used to see mr Hackman at central dairy years ago. Just a few years ago I’d see him and his wife at Walmart I worked in the pharmacy . Very nice man

Zoe Benedict Hagy

July 10, 2020

Joe was such a great guy in high school and although he suffered many handicaps that did not inhibit his great sense of humor or his ability to be part of whatever group he was in. He will be missed, but now in the arms of Jesus, he is perfect. RIH, Joe.


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