Ronnie Gerald Hackett, 73 of Hendersonville, TN passed away at his home on Saturday, October 9, 2021 surrounded by his loving family.
Ronnie was born on April 26, 1948 in Lebanon, TN to the late Fitzgerald Hackett and Oza Nell Allen. He was a member of Kedron United Methodist Church.
Ronnie is a veteran of the Vietnam War. For his service, he earned a Purple Heart., Bronze Star, National Defense Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Air Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Vietnam Campaign Medal. He served honorably in the Army, achieving the rank of Sergeant.
Ronnie's experience in the Army played a very important role in his life. He frequently pointed out that the Army taught him the value of discipline, teamwork, and investing in a cause larger than himself. After returning home from Vietnam, Ronnie continued his Government Service as a Postal Letter Carrier for 35 years.
In 1966, Ronnie married the love of his life, Linda Brooks Hackett and they raised 2 wonderful sons, Brad and Brooks. He loved his family dearly and was thrilled to be called "GG".
Almost as soon as they could walk, Ronnie shared his love of hunting with his sons and took them on many hunting trips to his Grandmama Hackett's farm. To this day Brad and Brooks are avid hunters.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 55years, Linda Brooks Hackett, his sons, Brad Hackett, Brooks (Amber Roland) Hackett, his step-mother, Patricia Hackett, his sister, Jane Hayes, his brothers, Andy Harrison, Jeff (Rita) Harrison, Donald (Kim) Hackett, his nephew, Cody Hayes and his beloved granddaughters, Brooklyn and Brielle Hackett along with a host of friends.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded by his brother, Charles Hackett.
Ronnie will be laid to rest at the Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery at a later date.
Church & Chapel Funeral Service is honored to be entrusted with assisting Mrs. Hackett with her husbands arrangements.