OBITUARY

Donald Franklin Hacker

May 21, 1939April 7, 2018
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Donald Franklin Hacker, 78, loving companion, father, grandfather and great grandfather passed away April 7, 2018 after a heroic battle with a terminal illness. Born in 1939 in Portsmouth, OH, Don enlisted at the tender age of 17 in the United States Navy where he proudly served his country for 42 years. Don, or affectionately called “Pop-pop, “ enjoyed working in his yard, playing golf, woodworking and dancing. A fond greeting of his was, “Hey, buttface!” and a softhearted farewell was, “Don’t take any wooden nickels.” Pop-pop will forever be remembered by his loving companion, Cynthia Ranels; two daughters, Kimberly Blackburn and husband, Sam, and Denise Hacker; two grandchildren, Lisa Clark and husband, Michael, and Brandon Blackburn; three great-grandsons, Phoenix, Noah and Caleb. He was preceded in death by the love of his life of 40 years, Donna F. Hacker, and his second love of five years, Anne Hacker. We will always love you passed God.

A visitation will be from 6-8pm, Wednesday at Smith and Williams Kempsville Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 1pm, Thursday in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow immediately after the service at the Chapel of Serenity Mausoleum at Rosewood Memorial Park. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.smithandwilliamskempsville.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Cynthia Ranels, Loving Companion
  • Kimberly Blackburn and husband, Sam, Daughter
  • Denise Hacker, Daughter
  • Lisa Clark and husband, Michael, Granddaughter
  • Brandon Blackburn, Grandson
  • Phoenix, Noah and Caleb, Great-Grandsons
  • Donald was preceded in death by the love of his life of 40 years, Donna F. Hacker, and his second love of five years, Anne Hacker.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Sam Blackburn, Active Pallbearer
  • Brandon Blackburn, Active Pallbearer
  • Michael Clark, Active Pallbearer
  • Bobbie Simms, Active Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, April 11, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 12, 2018
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Biography

Donald Franklin Hacker, 78, loving companion, father, grandfather and great grandfather passed away April 7, 2018 after a heroic battle with a terminal illness. Born in 1939 in Portsmouth, OH, Don enlisted at the tender age of 17 in the United States Navy where he proudly served his country for 42 years. Don, or affectionately called “Pop-pop, “ enjoyed working in his yard, playing golf, woodworking and dancing. A fond greeting of his was, “Hey, buttface!” and a softhearted farewell was, “Don’t take any wooden nickels.” Pop-pop will forever be remembered by his loving companion, Cynthia Ranels; two daughters, Kimberly Blackburn and husband, Sam, and Denise Hacker; two grandchildren, Lisa Clark and husband, Michael, and Brandon Blackburn; three great-grandsons, Phoenix, Noah and Caleb. He was preceded in death by the love of his life of 40 years, Donna F. Hacker, and his second love of five years, Anne Hacker. We will always love you passed God.

A visitation will be from 6-8pm, Wednesday at Smith and Williams Kempsville Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 1pm, Thursday in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow immediately after the service at the Chapel of Serenity Mausoleum at Rosewood Memorial Park. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.smithandwilliamskempsville.com.