May 13, 1923 - January 6, 2019
Dorothy Tilson Smith Hackley, 95, passed away Sunday, January 6, 2019 at NHC of Bristol. She was a loving and treasured mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Mrs. Hackley was born on May 13, 1923 in Radford, Virginia to the late Carl Tilson and Mabel Ida Smith. She was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Radford College (University), where she majored in music education. She had served as an officer in the Virginia High School PTA, and as president of the Bristol, Virginia PTA Council. She was a loyal member of St. Anne Catholic Church where she volunteered countless hours, especially during the years when her children attended St. Anne Catholic School. Dorothy was a skilled seamstress and also enjoyed embroidery, needlepoint, and knitting. She devoted hundreds of hours creating knit caps for newborns at Bristol Regional Medical Center, as well as Christmas stockings for parents to bring home their newborns during the holiday season. One of her favorite pastimes was watching sports on the television and loved seeing her favorite college team, the University of North Carolina Tarheels, play. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 63 years, Joseph Edward “Jack” Hackley, Sr., sister Virginia Tilson Smith, and beloved grandson, Allen Thomas Felty, Jr. Survivors include three daughters, Mary Sue Cassidy and husband Bill of Kingsport, TN, Anne Payne and husband Frank of Hanover, VA, and Donna Felty and husband Tom of Bristol, TN; three sons, Ed Hackley and wife Marny of Richmond, VA, Carl Hackley and wife Jeannie of Charlotte, NC, and Ben Hackley of Laurinburg, NC. Also surviving are twelve grandchildren, Chuck Cassidy, Jeffrey Cassidy, Jon Cassidy, Eric Payne, Daniel Payne, Liz Payne Fagan, Michael Felty, Claire Hackley, Skyler Hackley, Zachery Hackley, Tilson Hackley and Will Hackley, and 16 great-grandchildren. The funeral Mass will be conducted at 12 p.m. Thursday, January 10, 2019 at St. Anne Catholic Church, with the Rev. Chris Hess officiating. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to noon prior to the funeral Mass at St. Anne Catholic Church. Entombment will follow in St. Anne Catholic Church Mausoleum. Mrs. Hackley’s grandsons will serve as pallbearers. There will be an Honor Guard from the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, where Mrs. Hackley’s grandson serves as sheriff. Those desiring may send memorial donations to St. Anne Catholic Church, 350 Euclid Ave., Bristol, VA 24201. Condolences and memories may be left for the family at akardfuneralhome.com Akard Funeral Home, (423) 989-4800, is serving the family of Mrs. Hackley.
Dorothy Tilson Smith Hackley, 95, passed away Sunday, January 6, 2019 at NHC of Bristol. She was a loving and treasured mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Mrs. Hackley was born on May 13, 1923 in Radford, Virginia to the late Carl Tilson... View Obituary & Service Information
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