Lawrence “Shorty” Victor Hackett, 79, a resident of Blue Springs, MO passed away peacefully Sunday, March 28, 2021 at Ignite Resort at St. Mary’s in Blue Springs, MO. He was born April 22, 1941 to Lawrence and June (Humpherys) Hackett in Independence, MO.
Shorty attended Blue Springs High School. He spent 40 years as an over the road truck driver and later was a low boy operator and heavy equipment operator for Par Electric, Shorty officially retired in 2002. Shorty enjoyed shooting skeet, bass fishing, hunting deer and turkey.
Survivors include his brothers, Kenneth “Boots” Tharp of Blue Springs, MO; Gary Lee Tharp and wife Mary of Pomme de Terre Lake; sister, Karen Hebert of Siloam Springs, AR, nieces and nephews. Shorty is preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and June Hackett; step-father, Kenny Tharp; sister, Donna Picolo; brother, Terry Hackett.
Shorty will be cremated per his wishes. At this time there will not be any formal services. Arrangements have been entrusted to Meyers Funeral Chapel in Blue Springs. Memories of Shorty and words of comfort for his family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com.