Cris Levie Hacker Jr., 85, of Bowie passed away on Monday, May 25, 2020 in Decatur.
The family received friends last Friday at the White Family Funeral Home in Bowie. Graveside services were held on Saturday at Elmwood Cemetery in Bowie.
Cris was born Sept. 20, 1934 in Vernon to Crystal (Robinson) and Cris Hacker Sr. He grew up in Kamay and graduated from Valley View High School in 1952. Cris attended Midwestern State for two years and then attended railroad telegrapher school in Pueblo, CO.
After graduation, he got a job with the Santa Fe railroad, returned to Texas and married Eva Jo Bohannon on July 4, 1954. They then moved to Fowler, CO for one year before returning to Texas. He worked for the Soil Conservation Service for 40 years, living in Matador and Knox City. After he retired, Cris and Jo moved to Bowie in 2003.
He was preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife Eva Jo.
Cris is survived by three sons Richard and Deena Hacker, Russ and Simone Hacker and Rance Hacker, all of Decatur; brothers Clifford and Sherry Hacker of Floydada and Bill and Karen Hacker of Lakeside City; five grandsons; three granddaughters; one great-grandson; and one great-granddaughter.
Honorary pallbearers were his eight grandchildren—Meredith Hacker, Jordan Hacker, Ashton Hacker, Gunner Hacker, Harrison Hacker, Ivie Hacker, Holden Hacker and Isaac Hacker.
Arrangements were entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home of Bowie.