Ted Lackman was born December 25, 1943, in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, to Alex and Molly (Kohl) Lackman. He died Friday, June 10, 2016, in Collinsville, Oklahoma, at the age of 72 years. Ted was educated in San Jose, California and graduated with the San Jose High School class of 1962. After High School he went on to earn his Associates degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology from Sacramento City College. Ted enlisted in the United States Air Force and served as an Airplane Mechanic for many years. He married Kathy Renowden on July 27, 1968, in Sacramento, California. Ted spent most of his working life as an Airplane Mechanic for American Airlines in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He attended many churches in the area throughout his life, but most recently he and Kathy enjoyed attending First Baptist Church of Collinsville. In his spare time Ted enjoyed fishing, restoring cars, woodworking, working on planes, watching and taking care of horses, driving carriages as Santa Claus in Christmas Parades, fixing anything he could find that needed to be fixed, and most of all spending time with his grandkids. Loving family members include:
Kathy Lackman, of the home
Michelle Trimble, of Owasso
Tony Lackman and wife Marne, of McKinney, Texas
Grace Trimble, of Owasso
Trey Trimble, of Owasso
Tyler Trimble, of Owasso
Alex Lackman, of McKinney, Texas
Kohl Lackman, of McKinney, Texas
Jean Nelson, of Sacramento, California
Marlene Myers, of Scottsdale, Arizona
Ted was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Beverly Lackman.
Memorial Service will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at First Baptist Church in Collinsville with Reverend Leonard Pirtle officiating. The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be made to veteransairlift.org. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for the family during this difficult time.
— Michelle Sams, Saturday – June 11, 2016
Ted was a bigger than life character who was always enthusiastic, jolly and down right fun to be around. His irresistible smile was as big as a sunrise and could melt away anyone’s bad day. Ted was the ultimate example of Tim-the-Tool-Man. He could create or fix anything. Ted was completely unselfish with his time and talents. He would help anyone in need. Ted will be missed. The world will be a far less interesting place without him. Godspeed my friend.
— Randall Harris, Sunday – June 12, 2016
Praying for you Kathy, Michelle, Tony and family. God is carrying you through this time. His Presence and Peace will keep you.
Love & prayers,
— Kathy Barnes, Monday – June 13, 2016
Kathy, my deepest condolences. Words seem so trivial, but please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless.
— Kathy Bear, Monday – June 13, 2016
Kathy, I am so sorry for your lose. Praying for peace and comfort.
— Judy Horst, Monday – June 13, 2016
I had the pleasure of getting to know Ted over the last few years. He and I shared an office for a while and boy did he have some adventurous stories to tell!
Ted and I had a common interest in all things aviation, but what he enjoyed talking about most was his family. I received a daily briefing on the goings on.
He was so incredibly proud of you all and loved you very very much!
He was a good man and will be missed. Our prayers are with you.
— Randy Bibb, Monday – June 13, 2016
Ted’s life brought brightness to us all. God be with you….
— , Monday – June 13, 2016
Tony and Family,
Sincere condolences from the Leehan family. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Bruce and Melissa Leehan
— Bruce Leehan, Monday – June 13, 2016
I was sad to hear of Ted’s passing. Cynthia’s and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family members. May you find great comfort in your faith in the Lord. Ken Hunt
— Kenneth Hunt, Monday – June 13, 2016
Tony, Marne & Family –
I extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family. May the soul of your father be at peace with our Heavenly Father.
— Michael Ungerman, Tuesday – June 14, 2016
I send my deepest condolences in the loss of your beloved Ted. You always spoke so warmly of him and always with a smile. You and your family are in my prayers.
— Shirley Statum, Tuesday – June 14, 2016
Kathy-I am so very sorry to hear about Ted. You and your family have been and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Take care of yourself and may our Lord wrap you in His loving arms and fill you with His peace and comfort.
— Donna Liston-Pippin, Tuesday – June 14, 2016
First Baptist Church
1301 West Main Street
Collinsville, OK 74021
Tuesday – June 14, 2016
Memorial donations may be made in memory of Ted to: