Steven Edward Lackey | Free Iredell News

Steven Edward Lackey, 71, returned home to be with Jesus on January 20, 2022, after a long illness. Steve was born in 1950 to Dugan and Betty Lackey. He went to technical school in Nashville, Tennessee. After obtaining his certification, he began a long career as a mechanic. He married Shirley Stout in 1973 and they raised three daughters, Cristi, Bethany and Amy. Steve retired from Freightliner in 2015. Steve was a longtime member of the Stony Point Baptist Church and Chief of the Stony Point Volunteer Fire Department. But he was much more than this brief list can say. He was a brave man, who taught his three daughters how to drive a stick shift and change oil. He was a handyman, always fixing something. He was a collector of old broken things because he looked at them and saw what they could be. He was a disheveled Christmas morning assembler of toys that got more and more complicated as his daughters got older. He was a reliable baritone/bass singer, who could sometimes be persuaded to take on a solo (since his wife was the manager). He was an amateur soundman, rushing to the sound booth at the slightest buzzing or grinding noise in the PA system. He was the tech support, editing and troubleshooting crew, and stagehand for various iterations of The One-Way Singers and Ensemble SPBC. He once fixed a broken down school bus taking the group of youngsters camping on the side of a busy freeway with chewing gum. Don’t ask him to take care of the snakes

Steve was very active in the Baptist Men and Fellowship at the church as they organized mission trips to help people who had been displaced from their homes by disasters. He was friends with so many on those trips. By doing this missionary work, he became a story collector, a quiet man who liked to talk to people. He was an advocate of always seeking to do more for those in our world who were less fortunate. He was a man who was not afraid to choke when speaking about his missionary experiences at a church conference. Above all, whether he was a church member, fire chief, husband, father, or mechanic, he dedicated himself to doing his best for others and glorifying God throughout his life.

Steve was predeceased by his father, Edward “Dugan” Lackey. He is survived by his mother, Betty Lou (Milholland) Lackey of Stony Point; his beloved wife, Shirley (Stout) Lackey of the house; his daughters, Cristi (Joe) Julsrud of Stony Point, Bethany Lackey of Jacksonville and Amy Lackey of Asheville; his grandson, Ian Julsrud of Stony Point; her brother, Craig (Donna) Lackey of Conover; and his sister, Pamela (Charlie) Boatright of Durham.

Steve’s life will be celebrated on Sunday, January 23 at Stony Point Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. in the sanctuary, and the service will follow at 4 p.m. Reverend Phil Addison and Reverend Rick Norman will lead the service. Porters include Joel Sigmon, Aaron Burke, James Brian Abernathy, Jacob Abernathy, Colby Cockrell and Parker Downs. The honorary bearers are Felix Webster and Don Harrington.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be addressed to Stony Point Baptist Church, PO Box 198, Stony Point, NC 28678.

Chapman Funeral Home serves the Steve Lackey family.

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