George D. Hackett

SUMTER, S.C. — George D. Hackett, 97, beloved husband of the late Genevieve “Jean” A. Hackett, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, at Prisma Health Tuomey.

Born in Versailles Boro, Pa., he was the son of the late George J. Hackett and Edna McClafferty Hackett.

Mr. Hackett was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served during World War II. Mr. Hackett retired from Crescent Tool and went on to work for Sub Station II Corporate.

He loved to play golf and started caddying at the age of 13 and enjoyed playing until age 89. He was avid Steelers and Notre Dame fan. Mr. Hackett was a member of the St. Anne and St. Jude Catholic Church.

Surviving are four sons: Kevin Hackett and his wife, Diana of Lewisville, N.C., Bruce Hackett and his wife, Sheila of Floyd’s Knob, Ind., Alan Hackett of Sumter, S.C., and Michael Hackett and his wife, Ginger of Chapin, S.C.; four daughters: Paula DuBose and her husband, Carl of Dalzell, S.C., Sharon Cope and her husband, Jay of Lewisville, N.C., Susan Vaden and her husband, Robert of Sumter, S.C., and Patricia Pecko and her husband. John of Woodbine, Ga.; two sister-in-laws: Monica Koszela of Thousand Oaks, Calif. and Louise Moreno and her husband, Bill of Royal Palm Beach, Fla.; 18 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Norma Brown.

A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at St. Jude Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the St. Lawrence Catholic Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be the grandchildren and great- grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, from 5-7 p.m., at Bullock Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to St. Anne and St. Jude Catholic Church, 216 E. Liberty St., Sumter, SC 29150 or MSA Hospice, 2560 Tahoe Drive, Sumter, SC 29150.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Covenant Place, Morningside and MSA Hospice for all the love, care and compassion shown to Mr. Hackett.

You may go to www. bullockfuneralhome.com and sign the family’s guest book.

The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.