James Hackworth, 85, of rural Akron, passed at 7:39 am, Saturday, March 4, 2023 at his son’s residence.
James was born on Nov. 18, 1937 in Salyersville, Kentucky to Okra and Cynthia (Spraudlin) Hackworth. He married on Dec. 2, 1960 in Salyersville, Kentucky to Earlene Poe. She preceded him in death after 62 years of marriage on June 10, 2022.
He worked for Dalton Foundry of Warsaw for over 40 years. He attended Gospel Hill Pentecostal Church of God of Silver Lake. James enjoyed the outdoors, playing his guitar, especially at church, and maintaining the church grounds. He was crazy about his grandchildren and loved to spend time with his family.
He is survived by his children Teresa and husband Bob Larson and David and wife Delilla Hackworth both of Akron; grandchildren Nicole and husband Frank Ledbetter, Brandon Larson, Jeremy Larson, Sherri and husband Justin Whitaker, Kayla and husband Zach Willett, and Jordyn Hackworth; great grandchildren Hunter Larson, Annaleigh Turley, Mariah Ledbetter, Mallory Larson, Lincoln Whitaker, Jacob Willett, and Paxton Whitaker; brothers twin Jack and wife Sandra Hackworth and Bill Hackworth both of Kentucky; and sisters Mandy and husband Gene Oliphant and Betty and husband John Tucker of Ohio.
James was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Earlene; great grandson Tyler Lee Willett; siblings Kurt, Sybil, Mable, Delmer, and Grace; and step father Bruce Sizemore.
The funeral service will take place at 10:30 am, Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at Hartzler Funeral Home 305 West Rochester Street Akron, Ind. with Pastor Frank Whitaker officiating.??
The interment will take place following the service in the Athens Cemetery, Athens, Ind.??
Visitation hours will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm, Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, Ind.
??Memorial contributions can be made in his memory to Genitive Hospice.