Harry T. Lackey Sr., 52, the founder and president of Harry T. Lackey Co. Inc., a general contracting firm with its main offices in Poolesville, died Feb. 12 at the Knud Hansen Hospital in St. Thomas, V.I., of head injuries suffered in a fall in a house he was building there for his family.
Hospital officials said the accident occurred Feb. 4.
Mr. Lackey, who was born in Stony Point, N.C., moved to the Washington area about 1948 and became a cabdriver. After serving in an Army engineering unit in Korea during the conflict there, he returned here, and for the next several years worked as a carpenter for various area construction firms.
About 1960, he started his own business. He built several churches in the area and worked on commercial properties, schools and residences. The business is being carried on by members of his family.
Mr. Lackey, who lived in Poolesville, was a member and deacon of the Poolesville Baptist Church. He also was a member of the executive committee of the Montgomery Baptist Association and the Executive Board of the Seneca Baptist Extension Church.
Survivors includce his wife, Elizabeth, whom he married in 1950, of Poolesville; three sons, Harry T. Jr., of Adamstown, Md., Lawrence, of Taylorsville, N.C., and Robert, of Poolesville; two daughters, Anna and Dorothy Lackey, also of Poolesville; his mother, Edna Lackey of Stony Point; three brothers and four sisters.