Mr. Christopher “Chris” Lackey, age 54, of Boaz, died on Thursday, November 25, 2021, at Marshall Medical Center South.
Funeral Service will be Saturday, November 27, 2021, at 7 o’clock p.m. in the McRae Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jeff Strong officiating. Visitation will be Saturday afternoon from 5 until service time.
Mr. Lackey was born in East Lake, Birmingham, Alabama on March 29, 1967, to Joseph Eugene & Shelia Kay Riddle Lackey. He lived most of his life in Marshall County. He had a great love for music and started playing guitar at age 13. He started with Gospel music and later he became a well-known Bass guitarist and exceptional vocalist. He was well known in the Sand Mountain area. He played with numerous bands known as the Wishful Thinking (his band) and Dixie Gamblers, winning numerous trophies with Battle of the Bands. He also did opening acts for Steve Warner and Aaron Tippin.
Mr. Lackey is survived by his wife; Susan Lackey of Boaz, Son: Caleb Lackey of Snead, Daughter & Son-in-Law: Kristen & Shon Coody of Albertville, Grandchildren: Corin Coody, Monroe Coody, Kindlee Coody, Harlynn Coody and Gracen Coody, Mother: Shelia Riddle of Albertville, Brothers & Sisters-in-Law: Shane & Amy Lackey of Boaz and Bret & Whitney Lackey of Crossville, Sister & Brother-in-Law: Brandi & Darrell Jones of Albertville and a niece and several nephews.