Funeral services for James Hardy Packer, 69, of Leesville will be held Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at 10 a.m. at the Labby Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Leesville, with the Rev. D.R. Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the Castor Cemetery, under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville.
Visitation will be Tuesday, June 21, 2016, from 5 until 9 p.m. and on Wednesday, June 22 from 8 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.
James, the son of James Ruffin and Robbie Lee Gill Packer was born on Jan. 2, 1947, in Alexandria. He passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2016, in Alexandria.
Mr. Packer served four years in the United States Air Force as a chaplain assistant. He worked at KCS as an electrician for 23 years. James Hardy loved to fish, hunt and drink coffee and visit with friends. He had his private pilot’s license and loved to fly his plane. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, James Hardy Jr., and grandson, Tyler Hickingbottom.
He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Barbara Packer of Leesville; children, Bryan Jennings Packer (Rachel) of Leesville, Michele Packer Taylor (Neal) of Haynesville, Alicia Crager Kemp (Jamie) and Jamey Crager Hickingbottom (Johnny); grandchildren, Seth Jennings Packer, Shelby Taylor, Katie Taylor, Reagan Wilson (Kasey), Morgan Wilson, Jordan Lane McCormick (Andrew Sauls), Hunter McCormick, Stetson Hickingbottom & Jake Hickingbottom and one great- grandchild, Ryder Hudgins.
Words of comfort may be expressed to the Packer Family at www.labbymemorial.com