Robert Neil Lackey
Robert Neil Lackey, of Fairmont, West Virginia, went home to be with the Lord on December 26, 2023, he was 68.
He was born and raised in Sallisaw, Oklahoma, where his love of music and history began at an early age, always eager to learn. After graduating from Sallisaw High School in 1973 he went on to study at Oklahoma Baptist University. He mastered the guitar, from country western, classical to flamenco, and in most recent years found much joy playing and teaching the dulcimer.
Robert’s devotion and love for the Lord was seen in many areas of his life. In his early years this devotion took him to England and Wales, to research church history. He was an elder of Welsh Tract Old School Baptist Church in Newark, Delaware where he led services monthly in addition to weekly online bible studies.
Robert was preceded in death by his father, Charles Lackey, wife, Pat Lackey. He is survived by his mother, Polly Anna Lackey, of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, special friend Elizabeth Grohgan of Fairmont, West Virginia, two aunts, numerous cousins, and beloved friends.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 1 pm on Friday, January 5, 2024, at Welsh Tract Old School Baptist Church, Newark, Delaware, where a funeral service will be led by Elder John Napier at 1 pm. Interment will follow in the adjoining cemetery.