William Harvey Hackney (Bill) died peacefully at his home in Suwanee, (Forsyth) Georgia. Bill is a Henderson High School graduate, Class of ’72 and a graduate of the University of Georgia, where he received his BBA in Business Systems/Computer Science. As an active member of the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, Bill remained friends with many of his brothers throughout his life. Bill began his career in computer sales and programming with NCR Corporation in Atlanta, where he met his wife of 35 years, Christine Marie (Castleberry), also a graduate of Henderson High School (1973). This began a workplace romance and they were married on March 5, 1984.  On their first date, Christine said, “My shoes don’t match my outfit,” and Bill responded, “No one ever looks at your feet.” Bill knew how to focus on the important things in life and became successful in the computer arena with Siemens Enterprise Communications/ROLM, from 1985-2012.  His job as a Technical Solutions Architect earned him six years at the Circle of Excellence where he and Christine traveled to Puerto Rico, Cancun, Naples, and Bahamas. He was recognized as Eastern Area Technical Leader, received the Atlanta Branch Manager Award, VP Leadership Award and many other accolades making him the “go to guy” for his coworkers. The scope of his work involved National Accounts, healthcare and insurance accounts. Bill continued his education in the technology field and received a System Engineer Master and many other program/engineering certifications. Bill completed his work resume with ACARA Solutions (2013-2017) as a Program Manager for the state of Florida. His interests included Georgia football, snow skiing, train sets, collecting and listening to ‘70s albums, walking his dogs (Bailey and Toby) and traveling with his wife and family to Disney World and the Gulf Coast. Bill and Christine resided in Lawrenceville, GA for over 30 years and raised three children, who participated in the Brookwood area baseball, football, swim team, cheerleading, and dance. Bill never missed an event his children were involved in, and was attentive to their wins and loses, always using words of encouragement and praise. Bill did not need words to express himself but he loved to tell stories and had a kind of “Farside,” humor. He was a quiet, gentle man and continued great relationships with his adult children, business associates, and friends. His strength and courage was evident in his last two years of life after a diagnosis of cancer in early 2017.  We are sincerely grateful to Dr. Karthi Subbannan and her staff at the Georgia Cancer Specialists in Johns Creek for their continuous hope, attention and support during his treatment. Bill is survived by his wife, Christine (Chris), and children, Dr. Christopher Hackney (Christina), Andrew Hackney (Kelsey) and Jessica Hackney. The greatest blessing of these successful children are the six grandchildren born in the last five years, that kept him busy as Grampy and Grandaddy: Clara Page, Noah Christopher, Max Alexander, Logan Harvey, Liam James, and Hayden Thomas Hackney. Bill is preceded in death by his two sisters, Martha Livengood (Nashville, TN) and Mary Dance (LaGrange, GA) and his parents, Josephine Hunt Hackney and William Harvey Hackney Sr., Atlanta, GA. Visitation is scheduled for Friday, April 5th, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. followed by a Memorial Service at 3:00 p.m. in the Gwinnett Chapel at Wages and Sons, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA, 770-277-4550 In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cure Duchenne at www.cureduchenne.org/donate (General donation) in honor of Bill’s grandson, Hayden Thomas Hackney.

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  1. Bill you were a great friend back at HHS, I remember you, me, and a few others in our classes cutting up together. You were always smiling and that is how I will always remember you. My sincerest condolences to the family.

  2. So sorry for all the Hackney family . Our prayers are with you. I remember Bill as a fine young man at HHS in the 1970’s.

  3. I met Bill in the 3rd grade. He grew up across the street from me on Brookcliff Way. I always knew he was a kind, gentle soul that came from a good family. I am saddened to learn about his death and send my sincere condolences to Christine and the rest of Bill’s family.

  4. ‘C’ is terrible. It took our wonderful husbands from us. You and your family are in my prayers.

  5. Bill was a very close and wonderful friend of our family. He was such a sweet and kindhearted man. We had a lot of great times together like all the Ga. games, Christmas Eve dinners at our house and all the spend the night parties. Hack you will truly be missed by all of us.R.I.P. dear friend. Much love to the Hackney family.❤️❤️❤️

  6. Chris and family, saw Bill 2 and 1/2 months ago and his face lit up while talking about his grandchildren. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and very special friend. May God place his loving hand on you and your family to find the strength in this sad time. Always remember the love Bill had for you and hold that in your heart. He was truly a gentle, kind man and someone we were proud to call friend. RIP Hackney…you will truly. E missed

  7. God touch and bless this sweet family. I remember all the haircut appointments with Bill talking about his wife children and grandchildren. Always going the extra mile do kind deeds. I know he will missed.

  8. Bill was always one of the most positive people I have ever worked with and will be missed….I will keep his Family in my prayers during this difficult time….

  9. Bill was always one of the most positive people I have ever worked with and will be missed….I will keep his Family in my prayers during this difficult time…….

  10. One of the best at his trade. He was a technical guru and someone that always had the time to help others understand. He always displayed the highest ethics and values that we can all hope to emulate. He will be missed. – Atos/ ROLM, SEN – colleague.

  11. Bill was a friend and colleague for many years and such a joy to work with. He was a true professional and dedicated to gaining strong relationships with his customers and colleagues. He spoke often of his love for his family and grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all!

  12. So sorry to hear this sad news about Bill. I had the honor to work with Bill as a Program Manager for Siemens/Unify. We covered for each other during vacation and he would always fill me in upon his return on what he did during his travels with his family. Bill was great to work with, a true professional and a gentleman with a great sense of humor.

  13. So sorry Chris 😢 my prayers and thoughts are with you and your wonderful children and grandchildren. I know how much Bill meant to you and your lovely family. I am just in shock as I know you are. Love you and wishing you peace from Gods Angels while you try to make sense out of Bill’s passing over to the golden gates of heavens 😘

  14. Jessica, thoughts and prayers of strength to you and your family. Our condolences.
    –McCallister/Dickson Family

  15. Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  16. Chris, we’re so sorry for your loss. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you say goodbye to Bill.

  17. Jessica, You and your family are in my thoughts. I believe, in time, the memories you have of your father will bring you more comfort and happiness than sadness.

    With deepest sympathy

  18. We are so sorry to here about Mr. Hackney. May the God of all comfort continue to be with you and your family during this difficult time. We all look forward to a better day when death will be no more-Rev 21:4. You are in our prayers and thoughts.

  19. May God comfort the entire family with Bill’s passing.
    We lost staying in touch after the good old days At ROLM and Siemens.
    We have grown old and are now grandparents. RIP Bill you were always a pleasure to work with , your professionalism and devotion were the best.
    God bless
    Rafael Muina

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