In loving memory

Meador Funeral Home – Gainesville

Visitation –
Friday, February 10, 2023 – 1:00 pm
Meador Funeral Home Chapel, 1204 E. California Street, Gainesville, Texas

Funeral Service –
Friday, February 10, 2023 – 2:00 pm
Meador Funeral Home Chapel

Fairview Cemetery, Gainesville, Texas

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James Rhea Hackler, 90 of Gainesville, Texas passed away on February 6, 2023.  He was born on February 28, 1932 in Gainesville, Texas to William Claude Hackler and Zula (Auldridge) Hackler.  James married Lucine Boaz on March 1, 1952.  He was a long time member of the Temple Baptist Church in Gainesville, Texas.  James was a Board Member of the Stanford House in Gainesville, Texas.  He loved to fish, golf and travel.

James is survived by daughter, Karen Ortowski of Whitesboro, Texas; ; daughter, Cindy Willis & husband, Terry of Gainesville, Texas; son, Jimmy Hackler and wife, Janis of Callisburg, Texas; 8 grandchildren, 12 great-great grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, numerous family members, nephews, nieces and cousins.

James is preceded in death by wife, Lucine Hackler; parents, Claude & Zula Hackler, grandson, Paul Ritchie, brothers, Bill, Richard, Charles, sister, Betty Smith.

Funeral Service will be at 2:00 pm on Friday, February 10, 2023 at Meador Funeral Home, 1204 E. California Street, Gainesville, Texas with  interment to follow with Military Honors at Fairview Cemetery, Gainesville, Texas. Visitation will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, February 10, 2023.