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David Eugene Hackworth, Jr.

February 6, 1938 ~ April 25, 2021 (age 83)


David Hackworth passed away on April 25, 2021 in La Grange, Texas. He was born on February 6, 1938 to David Eugene Hackworth, Sr. and Janet Alexander Frazier Hackworth in Llano, Texas.  He graduated from Llano High School in 1957 and then began his career in mechanics.

David worked as a diesel mechanic for White Swan prior to retiring. After retirement, he reentered the workforce for the City of Giddings and later retired from there as well.

David had his own language and was known by his children for his “Daddyisms”. He is remembered by his selection of television shows including Wicked Tuna and Antique Roadshow.  David enjoyed hunting, fishing, square dancing and traveling but he especially enjoyed chili cook offs in which he traveled the United States competing. 

David is preceded in death by his parents, one brother Billy Dan Hackworth and sister-in-law Sharon Hackworth.

He is survived by his wife Donna Thompson, two daughters Robertina Hackworth (Joe) and Janet Lynn Tower (Shellie), grandchildren Forrest Lee Rice II (Courtney) and AnnaBeth Tower, step grandchildren Jonathon Junior Morales II and Syinna Marie Polanco-Torres and two great grandchildren, Lillian Grace Rice and Maverick Lee Rice. 

A memorial service is scheduled for May 22, 2021 at 2PM at the Giddings Cemetery (900 West Austin Street, Giddings TX 78942).

The family asks that memorial donations be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or to Shiner’s Children’s Texas.

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