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Donald Franklin Hackworth

October 11, 1944October 4, 2021

Donald Franklin Hackworth, age 76, of Knoxville, Tennessee passed away on Monday, October 4, 2021. Donald was born October 11, 1944. Don was a proud member of the United States Army and was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. Don was the nightshift foreman at Pips Iron Works before having to retire for medical reasons in 2004. Preceded in death by father, Clifton Thomas Hackworth; mother, Mamie Lucille Hackworth; sister, Barbara Hemphil; brothers, Jerry Hackworth and Clifton (Buddy) Hackworth. Don is survived by his wife, Ruth Hackworth; son and daughter in law, Don Jr. and Linda Hackworth; and grandson, Matt Hackworth. Memorial donations may be made in Don's memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, American Cancer Society, or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Hackworth family.


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Bill Rhodes

October 11, 2021

I worked with Donnie and Jerry at the old Wise Iron Works back in the heyday 70’s and 80’s. Enjoyed my friendship with both of them. Jerry was a little more intense and Donnie was more laid back. Sorry to hear of his death. Good good guy, rest in peace Hackworth.
Bill Rhodes