John Randolph Hackett

May 1, 1951March 7, 2018

John Randolph Hackett was born on May 1, 1951 and passed away on March 7, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas.


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John Hackett

April 3, 2018

Rest in peace and love John Randolph Hackett, my sweet loving Father. Its hard to share just a single memory being his Son because my life is full of memories of him that I hope have no limit to them. I would have to say that my fondest of them all though is the memory of him always allowing me the means and encouragement to follow my passions and dreams in life. He was a very selfless man. My Dad was a very hard working man and always strived for a level of perfection in everything he undertook no matter what the job. I have never seen a person with a stronger work ethic and sense of responsibility to provide for his family. With that being said, he did also know how to just enjoy life. I remember him at his happiest when we were just hanging out and talking or listening to music or even just taking a ride out to see the country in our old truck. I will miss him more than anything else in the world I can imagine. I know how special my Father truly is and was because he left a positive impact in the lives of those who had the pleasure of knowing him, as well as those who did not know him. He was always bringing smiles to peoples face everywhere we went together through his amazing sense of humor and just his smile. It was also my Father, whom I owe a great deal of thanks to, for introducing me to music. He was very talented musically and had a singing voice that would make any one stop to listen. I remember singing with him while we would cruise in the pickup and I used to love it because we could harmonize like we were meant to. It was always great practice for me to work up harmonies to use later at shows and what not. Although he was not classically trained I think he had something far better than classical training in music. That thing being SOUL and you just can't teach that in school. I love you and miss you Old Man, everyday.

Ken Arthur

March 9, 2018

It was very sad to hear of Randy’s passing. I used to play in a band with him in junior high and high school, so we got to know each other well. He was a consummate band mate, and boy, was he talented. Some of you may not know what an amazing singer he was. After many years of being gone from Lynchburg VA myself, I have had the opportunity to see many of our former band mates and Randy is always brought up. The themes are consistent, “man, Randy Hackett sure could sing” and “I wonder where Randy is or where he ended up”. In fact, friends from other bands still ask about him as well. Our band, The Accents, included J.A. Stevens, Ricky Blum, Tank Moyer, David Ferris, Mark Howard, and Bob Carson. Friends that ask about him frequently are Rocky Robertson and Roger Scruggs. We would love to contact someone to learn more of Randy’s life since Lynchburg and to let his family know how much we thought of him and miss him.
Kenny Arthur