Sackett, CMSgt Richard Carroll

Sackett, CMSgt Richard Carroll

Male 1935 - 2019  (84 years)

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  • Name Sackett, Richard Carroll  [1, 2
    Title CMSgt 
    Born 1 Oct 1935  Bullard, Smith County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 5 Apr 1940  Smith County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 4 Aug 2015  Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 5 Dec 2019  Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Siblings 3 siblings 
    Person ID I53071  Sackett | Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder, Descendants of Simon Sackett the Colonist
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2020 

    Father Sackett, James Maxie,   b. 31 Aug 1911, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1981, Denison, Grayson County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Thedford, Mildred Lorene,   b. 22 Feb 1917,   d. 10 Mar 1993  (Age 76 years) 
    Children 4 children 
    +1. Sackett, CMSgt Richard Carroll,   b. 1 Oct 1935, Bullard, Smith County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 2019, Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +2. Sackett, Mary Louise,   b. 4 Jan 1939, Bullard, Smith County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 2015  (Age 76 years)
    +3. Living
     4. Living
    Family ID F20137  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family ___, Mary Louise,   d. Unknown 
     1. Living
    +2. Living
    +3. Living
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F20138  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Oct 1935 - Bullard, Smith County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 5 Apr 1940 - Smith County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 4 Aug 2015 - Mississippi, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Dec 2019 - Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1619] (Reliability: 3), 21 May 2019.
      Longview News-Journal (Longview, Texas), 30 Aug 2015, page B2

      Mary Louise Sackett (Carns)

      A Celebration of Life for Mary Louise Sackett, 76 of Tyler, will be held Saturday, Sept.l2th from 3 to 5pm at Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home, Tyler. Mary Lou passed away Tuesday, August 4, 2015 with her children by her side. She was born January 4, 1939 in Bullard to J. Maxie Sackett and Mildred Thedford. She was raised in Tyler, married and later moved to Longview forming a family life and raising her children. She moved back to Tyler establishing herself in the travel community. She was a longtime business woman in Tyler and made many lasting friendships. Being born in Bullard and raised in Tyler she took great pride in the many friendships and always claimed "who she didn't know - she was kin to".

      Our mother was blessed to have had first-hand knowledge of the wonderful staff and quality care a family member receives when treated by the Shrine Children's Hospital. As a result, she was an avid supporter and championed their cause by demonstrating a "pay it forward" attitude. She was actively involved with the Sharon Temple Shrine Clown Unit for many years and was known as "Miss Firecracker". She was a sports fan of college and professional football, baseball, bowling and especially golf. She loved to travel and enjoyed spending time with her family.

      She was preceded in death by her parents, the father of her children, Larry Cams, and sister-in-law Mary Louise Sackett. Left to cherish her memory are her three children, Steve (Vicki) Carns, Southlake, Rhonda (Bruce) Boyd, Longview, and Lorijo Carns, Houston. Her brothers, Richard Sackett, Mississippi, Dwayne (Kelly) Sackett, Bullard and sister Margaret (Roger) Lane, Gilmer. Her grandchildren, Chris Cams and Stefanie (Scott) Cooper. Three great grandchildren, Dane Odell, Brock Jaxon and Baby Cooper. Longtime companion and dear friend Jimmy" JJ" Jennings, numerous extended family, many friends and Suzi the cat.

      The family would like to sincerely thank the many staff members of East Texas Hospice (Home Place) for their kindness, compassion, and understanding in taking care of our mother. In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to The Shrine Children's Hospital, 3100 Samford Ave., Shreveport, LA 71103.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    2. [S1279] Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997 (FamilySearch), ( (Reliability: 3), 21 May 2019.
      Name Richard Carroll Sacketh
      Event Type Birth
      Event Date 01 Oct 1935
      Event Place Smith, Texas
      Gender Male
      Father's Name J Maxey Sacketh
      Mother's Name Mildred Lorine Thedford

      "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997," database, FamilySearch ( : 5 December 2014), J Maxey Sacketh in entry for Richard Carroll Sacketh, 01 Oct 1935; from "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997," database and images, Ancestry ( : 2005); citing Texas Department of State Health Services.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    3. [S1018] Obituary (Reliability: 3), 2 Jan 2020.
      CMSGT Richard C. Sackett
      October 01, 1935 - December 05, 2019

      CMSGT Richard C. Sackett (Ret), 84, passed away on Thursday, December 05, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Golden Triangle in Columbus. A Memorial Service with Full Military Honors will be held on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at 11AM from Lowndes Funeral Home Chapel, there will be a visitation for one hour prior to the service.

      Mr. Sackett was born in Bullard, Texas on October 01, 1935 to J. Maxie Sackett and Mildred Thedford Sackett. CMSGT Sackett started his military career in the United States Navy serving from 1951 to 1954. He then joined the United States Air Force in 1954 and served 29 years as a tactical air control systems operator. He served in Okinawa, Vietnam, Japan and state side in Maine, Florida, Kansas and Texas. He served in Vietnam for 800 days during the Vietnam Conflict. He received numerous awards including: The Bronze Star with one cluster, Meritous Service Medal with two clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal with three clusters, Presidential Unit Citation with two clusters, Vietnam Service Medal with seven battle stars, Air Force Outstanding Unit with six clusters and Valor Device as well as twenty-three other awards. He was awarded the Freedom Foundation Award in 1971 and 1973 for literary writings on Freedom has a Price and What is an American. CMSGT Sackett?s last two assignments before his military retirement were in Air Training command. He was the training superintendent for Basic Military School from 1976 to 1979 and the first Enlisted Commandant for the Air Training Command NCO Academy from 1978-1981.

      He was a beloved patriot who served his country with courage, honor and unparalleled dignity. He graduated from Newman University with a degree in Business Law and Accounting. He was a member of the Bullard Methodist Church. CMSGT Sackett was a member of Valley Hi Masonic Lodge and a member of Valley of San Antonio and was a 32 Degree Mason, he was a Paul Harris Fellow in the San Antonio Rotary. He was a life member of the Veteran?s of Foreign War, American Legion, Air Force Sergeant Association and The Air Force Association. After his military retirement he worked in the business sector for twenty-three years.

      He was preceded in death by his wife, of 53 years, Mary L. Sackett, his parents, and his sister. He leaves behind his three children: Michael Sackett of Durant, OK, Kelly (Mike) Gibbons of Steens, MS, and Kevin (Anne) Sackett of Germantown, TN; grandchildren: Siobhan Gibbons, Amanda Gibbons, Benjamin Gibbons, Keith Sackett, Landon Sackett, Connor Sackett and Ryan Sackett; brother Dwayne (Kelly) Sackett of Lapoynor, TX; sister Margaret Lane of Texas; and a host of nieces and nephews.

      He was a man who believed in education and hard work and his descendants are carrying on the same belief. His bond was strong and sure, and he will be greatly missed.

      Memorial donations in CMSGT Sackett?s honor may be made to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, 1235 South Clark Street, Suite 910, Arlington, VA 22202.

      Memorial Service

      Wednesday, December 11, 2019
      11:00 AM

      Lowndes Funeral Home Chapel
      1131 N. Lehmberg Road
      Columbus, MS 39702

    4. [S814] 1940 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3), 21 May 2019.
      1940 Census, enumerated 5 Apr 1940 in Justice Precinct 2, Smith County, Texas, United States

      James M Sackett Head M 29 Texas
      Mildred L Sackett Wife F 22 Texas
      Richard C Sackett Son M 4 Texas
      Mary L Sackett Daughter F 1 Texas
      James and Mildred lived in same house in 1935

      "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 15 March 2018), Mildred L Sackett in household of James M Sackett, Justice Precinct 2, Smith, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 212-24, sheet 3A, line 12, family 47, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 4138.

      Researched by Ted Smith

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