James Tennis Hackney

October 24, 1939 ~ July 25, 2021 (age 81)


James “Frog” Tennis Hackney age 81 of McAndrews, Ky. went to be with his Lord on July 25, 2021; at the home of his son surrounded by his loved ones. Born October 24, 1939 at McAndrews, Ky. A son of the late Tennis and Jenny York Hackney. He was also preceded in death by a great grandchild Reagan Hackney, brothers Raymond Earl, Chester, and Gary York, sisters Sunday Fay, and Janet Lee.He leaves to mourn his passing and honor his loving memory, his wife Gloris Ann Stiltner Hackney of McAndrews, Ky. Son Jamie Whetsel and his wife Tami Smith Hackney of Sidney, Ky. He is also survived by his siblings, Larry (Rebecca) Hackney of McAndrews, KY, Randall (Jacqueline) Hackney of McAndrews, KY, and Loretta (Mark) Jude of Sidney, KY; grandchildren James Emery Hackney and Trista Nicole Williamson, Broderick “Matthew” Jordan, Jarren Michael Andrew, Nicole Starr, and Rachel Lauren Ann Hackney and Kate Sunshine Cederira. Great grandchildren Aiden Dean Kazee, Autumn Sue, Ryker, Jamie “Raelynn” Sue, and Stella “Embry” Ann Hackney,  Taylor Brooke, Kaylee Shae, Payton Nicole Mycah Rayne, and Bristol  Williamson and Auriella and Raven Cerdeira. Frog was a truck driver having worked at Persinger Supply Co. and retired from Saturn Materials. He was a Christian and attended Little Hope Primitive Baptist Church. His grandchildren were a tremendous source of joy for him and he loved visiting with them. An animal lover he had great affection for horses and dogs. He enjoyed watching westerns and was a fan of John Wayne. He was a generous and kind man with a love of life. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Visitation will begin Thursday July 29, 2021 at 6:00 P.M., with services at 7:00 at the Little Hope Primitive Baptist Church,  (Ballfork), Pinsonfork, Ky. with funeral services at 12:00 Noon, Friday July 30, 2021 at the church, with Tim Slone, Mike Elswick, Jeff and Shawn Dotson, Randal Thornsbury and others officiating.  Burial will follow at the Hackney Family Cemetery, Hackney Hollow, McAndrews, Ky.

Arrangements are under the direction of Jones and West Funeral Home at Phelps, Ky. Condolences can be left at  


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