Granville Claude Hackett, 91, of Strasburg, Missouri, was born July 31, 1922, in Hamilton, Missouri the son of Claude Aines and Virginia Mae (Rogers) Hackett. He departed this life Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at his home in the countryside of Strasburg.
Granville was a 1940 Avalon High School graduate. He was a WWII United States Navy Veteran and was honorably discharged on September 11, 1945.
On January 11, 1945, he was united in marriage to Rachel Armelda Johnston in Long Beach, California. She preceded him in death on July 9, 2006.
Granville was employed as Postmaster in Strasburg where he served for 39 years. He also farmed along with his wife Rachel on their family farm south of Strasburg for over 60 years. He was an active member and deacon of the Strasburg Union Church and an active member of the Gideons. Granville was also a proud founder of Mama's Place, an orphanage in Haiti. He especially cherished the time he spent with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Granville was also preceded in death by one daughter Susan V. Hackett; one brother James D. Hackett; and two sisters Faye Comer and Fern Graves.
He is survived by seven children, Douglas (and Margie) Hackett of Parkville, Mary Jo Hackett of Harrisonville, David (and Patty) Hackett of Lone Jack, Gene (and Judy) Hackett of Fairmont, Minnesota, Bill (and Vicki) Hackett of Carrollton, Texas; Wesley (and Kay) Hackett of Lee's Summit, Christopher (and Jane) Hackett of Rio Rancho, New Mexico; one sister Allie Jo Ayres of Estes Park, Colorado; 13 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren; other relatives; and many friends.
Visitation was held Friday, July 25, 2014, at the funeral home.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 26, 2014, at the Strasburg Union Church. Graveside military services and interment followed in the Strasburg Cemetery with full military honors by the United States Navy and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3118 Honor Guard. Casket bearers were Aaron Hackett, Amanda Hackett-Hann, Brian Hackett, Christopher Hackett, Jim Hackett, Matthew Hackett, Michael Hackett, Philip Hackett, Shane Hackett, Colleen Recker, Angela Roach, Brandon Schemerhorn, and Laura Wille. Honorary casket bearers were Marjorie Dillon, Charlie Green, Lloyd Stever, and Kathleen Sumner.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Strasburg Cemetery, the Strasburg Union Church or Gideons and may be sent in care of the funeral home.