Carl David Hackley, 94, passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2019 in Arlington. Funeral: 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Interment: Moore Memorial Gardens, Arlington. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Monday, April 15, at the funeral home. Carl was born on March 19, 1925 in Des Moines, IA to John Francis Hackley and Effie Mable Miller Hackley. An Arlington resident since 1972, he retired as an engineer in the automotive industry. Carl loved golf and bowling. He played golf every Thursday at Lake Arlington Golf Course. He enjoyed woodworking and building furniture. Survivors: Wife, Janet Hackley; sons, David Hackley and wife, Debbie, Marcus Hackley, Stephen Hackley and wife, Pamela, Robert Hackley and wife, Fawn, and Thomas Hackley and wife, Cara, Jeff Long and wife, Linda, and Greg Long and wife, Jennifer; daughter, Mary Kay Anderson;; sister, Barbara Jean Conrad; 16 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. Wade Family Funeral Home (817) 274=9233

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  1. My condolences to the Hackley families. I’m sorry to hear about the loss of dear Carl. Some Bible scriptures that have helped me during times of loss include Isaiah 26:19 and Psalm 37:28,29 which states in part: “Your dead ones will live…They will rise up”. And the Bible also says “The righteous themselves will possess the earth and they will forever reside upon it”. Therefore the Bible promises that we may be reunited with our loved ones lost in death by means of an earthly resurrection. This is further confirmed by John 5:28,29 which says “Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out”. This is possible thanks to Jesus Christ’s ransom sacrifice. Thus we have a genuine hope of everlasting life in a world without wickedness or suffering.

  2. Carl, who I choose to call dad, aka “Bud”, came into my life when I was just 11 years old! This man that I didn’t know to much about but I knew he loved my momma! That in my young brain was good enough! Turns out he had no idea what he was in for with my brother and I. Shortly after he and mom married, I was involved in a tragic accident! This man who didn’t have to love me, never left my side while I was in the hospital! He held my hand, slept in a chair next to me and supported our entire family throughout that entire time! It was at that moment he started teaching me what it meant to be a man of integrity! He taught me how to work on cars, home remodeling, how to play poker and most of all…… how to treat a lady with respect and honor!! I made mistakes as a young man but he never judged me! He would look at me and ask, well bud, did you learn anything from this? He expected an answer, right wrong or otherwise!!! I believe in my heart of heart he was my biggest fan even when I messed up!! To all of my brothers and sister……. our dad was my hero!!!! He loved each one of us in his own way, and I am so proud to say that we are family, only because of one man!!! To mom!!! You are a saint! You have taught me what it means when we say in sickness and in health, until death do us part!!!! You never left his side and you cared for dad with dignity and respect and I am proud to call you momma!!! I love you BUD and I am looking forward to spending eternity with you one day in heaven! Hit em straight, measure twice, cut once and keep both hands on the wheel!! I love you Bud!!!
    Greg

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