William J. Hackney Jr. Friday, December 19, 1952 - Sunday, June 11, 2017

William J. Hackney Jr., 64, was born on December 19, 1952 in Baltimore, Maryland the son of William Hackney Sr. and Kathryn Watson Hackney. At the age of six his family relocated to Kansas City, Kansas. William attended Kansas City Public Schools, graduating from Rosedale High School. He enlisted with the United States Marine Corp and was a veteran of the Vietnam Era. He served from March 15, 1972 until he was honorably discharged on December 9, 1973. While in the military he completed infantry training school as a mortarman. William passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2017 while a resident of Rosa Villa. He was predeceased by his parents and one sister, Patricia Hackney. He is survived by his brother, Eldridge Hackney of Kansas City, Kansas and cousins. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Leavenworth National Cemetery 150 Muncie Road, Leavenworth, Kansas.

"Never fear you are forgotten,

 I am still your Strength and Shield,

 Even death to Me will yield."

1 Corinthians 15:26