Jonathan L. Hackett

Jonathan L. Hackett, 57, of Montgomery, TX, passed away suddenly on Sunday, May 19, 2019.

Funeral Service: 10AM Saturday, May 25th at Rylie Church of Christ, 10240 Rylie Rd. in Dallas, 75217. Burial will follow at Laurel Oaks Memorial Park in Mesquite.

Visitation: will be 30 minutes prior to the church service.

Jonathan L. Hackett was born on July 12, 1961 in Dallas, TX to Jack R. and Jo Ann Hackett. Born into a legacy of love and dedication to God, family, and friends, Jonathan best expressed these core values through the language of music. From memorable high school musicals at H. Grady Spruce to stirring renditions of songs and hymns with the Aggies for Christ, his voice became known for its power and passion.

Following in his parents’ footsteps, he was always eager to encourage and support family…including extended family. Jonathan traveled to Peru in 1981 to be with Jackie while working with missions there. In 1984, he went to help Joni and Sam, ministering in Papua New Guinea. Then, after graduating from Texas A&M University, Jonathan went on to work with several agricultural companies taking him around the world. With family always on his mind, he would return with gifts for each niece and nephew. Though he could be fierce as a lion, he was also gentle as a lamb and had a tender heart that showed how much he loved his family. His love knew no boundaries.

While working as an executive in the cotton ginning industry, Jonathan met his future wife, Renee Craig, and daughter, Heather Craig. Jonathan and Renee were married on November 28, 1998. In December of 1999, they were blessed with a son, Jacob; and in October of 2001 with another daughter, Jillian.

Wherever they resided, Jonathan and family served in the local church and community in numerous ways. When Jonathan saw a need at the Collinsville school district, his servant’s heart led him to run for school board where he served for 10 years. When his children got involved with the Collinsville High School marching band, he stepped in as a jack-of-all-trades; from driving the band trailer to encouraging every band member as if they were one of his own. He was also actively involved in the church’s LTC and VBS programs where he loved to lead the children in song. Jonathan was most recently employed by United Ag & Turf, serving as Store Manager in Navasota, TX.

Jonathan is preceded in death by his parents, Jack R. and Jo Ann Hackett.

He is survived by his wife, Renee Hackett; children, Heather, Jacob, and Jillian; sisters, Jackie and husband Roland, and Joni and husband Sam; in-laws, Albert & Darlene Outcalt; sisters-in-law, Noelle Beckley and husband Phil, Anissa Snyder and husband Nick; brothers-in-law, David Outcalt and wife Carla, Daniel Outcalt and wife Indy, Nathaniel Outcalt and wife Elizabeth; and many precious nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, we ask that memorial contributions be made to Jonathan Hackett Children’s College Special Fund, by CLICKING HERE, or mail your contribution to 1st University Credit Union, 24 La Salle Ave. Unit C, Waco, Tx. 76706.

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  1. Dee and I are so sad for you and your precious family. You are in our thoughts and prayers and Jonathan’s wonderful singing will be greatly missed behind us in worship at the Longmire Church.

  2. Renee Jacob, Heather and Jillian,
    Our hearts are hurting with you. We are praying the Lord comforts you and holds you at this time. Jonathan was a good man, a good father and husband and friend.
    Josh, Deanna and Maggie Eells

  3. Craig Reynolds

    My prayers and thoughts are with you and Jonathan’s family.

  4. I am heartbroken at the loss of Jonathan. He was such a kind, considerate boss! One of the best! He wasn’t just a boss, but a friend who will be greatly missed! ! Renee, he so loved you all, spoke about you all frequently! I pray for comfort for yyou all during this difficult time. Jonathan, I hope they have plenty of root beer barrels in heaven. Rest in peace my friend!

  5. Our condolences to all family and friends from the Paton family

  6. I enjoyed working with John the short time that we have been working together. I know that he will be greatly missed by everyone here at United Ag and more so by his friends and family. My family and I will be praying for the family and friends of Johnathan in the days and weeks to come. I am so sorry for your loss.

  7. Katherine Williams

    My heart breaks for you and your family. Jonathan was such a wonderful and caring person . I enjoyed working
    with him here at United Ag & Turf. He was a wonderful boss and I will miss him .
    I pray that God will give you strength during this difficult time . I am so sorry for you loss. Prayers for you
    and your family .

  8. Jonathan, a great man to have known while working with. Always passionate towards and talked highly of his family. Prayers and blessings be on the family in this unfortunate time and remember the Lord is with him and you throughout.

  9. Navasota Parts Department

    Even though we did not know him long, we really enjoyed the time we spent working with Jonathan here at United Ag and Turf. He was a very passionate person about work and family. He will be dearly missed. Thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

    Ben, Greg, and Michael

  10. Sherrie Dwyer

    Jackie, Joni, and family. I’m so sorry to hear about Jonathan. I remember him being a ray of sunshine… a happy young man.
    I will say prayers for you all.


  11. I am so sorry for your lost. I didn’t know Jonathan but I work for United Ag and turf In Hope Ar and wanted to say we will be praying for your family .

  12. Jonathan Watkins

    Sure hated to hear this within the company…. Condolences from the Watkins family in Sulphur Springs Texas

  13. Julie Woodroof

    Hi Jackie and Joni and Sam – We are from your AFC days (you may or may not remember us). We are so sad for all of you. We will be praying for your families and pray that your adjustment to his absence is peaceful. Thankful for this newsletter so we can know what is happening with all of us who were together discovering Jesus at such a young age.

    Tim and Julie (McCulloch) Woodroof

  14. Twalla an Dan Brown

    Renee, Heather, Jacob an Jillian, Dan an I r so sorry to hear about Jonathan. He was a special man an he will be missed by many. We r lifting prayers for peace an comfort for all of u. We know Jonathan is resting now in the arms of our Lord🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 Continuing prayers for all of u. Love 😘😘u. Twalla an Dan

  15. Navasota Service Department

    Jonathan will greatly be missed by the United Ag & Turf -Navasota Service Department. Jonathan was a kind and thoughtful boss, a very pleasant person to work for and with. Our thoughts and prayers are with Renee, Heather, Jillian, and Jacob . May God bless you all and guide you through this difficult time.
    — Navasota Service Department

  16. Paula Stewart

    I’m so deeply saddened by the passing of Mr. Hackett. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. To Renee, Heather, Jacob and Jillian-love you so much!!

  17. Virgil Stephen Woods

    I was so saddened to hear this news. Mr. Hackett was always such a happy positive force to be around. He was an easy man to admire and look up too. I have many fond memories of him and the whole Hackett family from high school marching band. I’m praying for your family.

  18. Paula Cox———Collinsville

    Renee, and Heather, Jacob, and Jillian, I am so sorry for the passing of Jonathan. He was such a sweet and thoughtful, and respectful soul. My prayers are so much with you. I know firsthand how special your whole family is. Renee, just know I will always be here just to talk, listen, visit, whatever you need.

  19. Debbie and Lacey Reed family

    Renee, Heather, Jacob and Jillian, blessings and strength for days, years to come. He loved you so much. Last time we spoke. He was hoping to spend time with Jacob before he left for college, hope, the two of you had that. His smile was contagious. He would come around the corner of my office and hold his hand up pointing his finger, without saying a word. I knew he was asking if Kemp was in his office.
    All of you cared about the school . As a community, we hated to see you move, but yet excited for you. Lean on each other and may God hold you in his loving arms of comfort. LUVU

  20. We were so sad to hear of Johnathan’s passing. There are no words that can describe how sorry we are Johnathan was such a fantastic person. We want to express our deepest sympathy and let you know that our thoughts are with you all at this time.
    The Cavin’s

  21. Austin Lewter

    1st Thessalonians 5:17

  22. Our love and prayers are with you and your family at this
    time. Jonathan was a great person and will be missed greatly.
    Lucy Warren and family

  23. Francisco Diaz

    Francisco Diaz
    I am sorry for your loss..
    condolences to your family

  24. Christie Hall

    I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers. I had great respect for Jonathan.

  25. Lisa Goodspeed Noey

    I am saddened to hear of Jonathan’s unexpected passing. Your family has a special place in my heart with many happy memories of our times together at Rylie Church of Christ. I will pray for the peace of the Lord to enfold you all as you grieve and for His strength to support you in the days ahead.–Lisa Goodspeed Noey

  26. Patsy Mickelson

    We are so very sorry to hear of Jonathan’s passing. He was such a joy to be around. His desire to live his life for God’s glory was such a shining light. You and your children are in our prayers for your loss!
    Patsy & Mickey Mickelson

  27. Renee,
    Lynn and I are very sorry to heat of Jonathan’s passing. We knew him back in the AFC, in the 80. He was a grooms man in our wedding. His love of music, for God’s glory, will be missed. The song in our wedding was on old Irish blessing: ” May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. The sun shine warm upon your face. The rain fall soft upon your fields. and until we meet again May God, May God, May God hold you in the palm of His hand. May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord cause his face to shine upon you and give you peace.” Until we meet Jonathan again, he will be missed.

  28. Jonathan was a man of faith and a child of God’s. I am deeply saddened by the news of his passing. My heart goes out to your entire family. Having known Jonathan for 30 years the one thing that impressed me most was the love he had for God and his family … the smile he had on his face when he spoke of both and how happy he was when he was around his family . Jonathan loved children. After church on Mother’s Day 30 years ago he invited myself and 4 daughters out to lunch to celebrate the day along with 2 other of his friends from church and from there a deep friendship developed. He was a genuine example to my daughters of what a Christian man should be and for that I will always be grateful. Jonathan once stated to me that his mother’s prayer was that he would meet a nice Christian girl and start a family of his own. Jonathan went on to do just that with Renee and have his forever family that he loved with all of his heart . Today on Fathers Day I’m sure that he is smiling down from heaven on his children and wife. I can hear Jonathan’s powerful voice singing “ He Knows Just What I Need” Let God wrap you in his arms and bring you continuing comfort. Sharon Daniel

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