George E. Hackney, Jr., 69, of Havana passed away at his home on Thursday, July 8,. He was born on August 12, 1952 in Peoria to George and Shirley (Reemer) Hackney Sr. He married Gloria Beebe in Pekin on August 6, 1972. George is survived by his wife of 49 years, Gloria Hackney of Havana, son, Shawn Michael (Ruth) Hackney of Havana, daughter, Nichole Renee (Deven Davis) Jones of Havana, nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, sisters, Susie Lunini and Jori Anderson, half-sisters, Dreanna and Mandy, and two step-sisters. He was preceded in death by his parents, George Hackney, Sr. and Shirley Hackney, step-mom, Marjorie Hackney, daughter, Jennifer Ann Hackney and great-granddaughter, Rosemary Ann Hillyer. George worked for many years as a heavy truck mechanic. He was a member of the Manito Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and spending time with his family. A visitation will be held on Saturday, July 10 at Hurley Funeral Home in Havana from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Masonic Rites will follow the visitation at 11:00 a.m. Memorial donations may be made in George’s name to the donor’s choice of organization. Online condolences can be left for his family at www.hurleyfh.com. Hurley Funeral Home in Havana is in charge of arrangements.