John Thomas Hackett, 77, Brookings, died Nov. 29, 2000, in Bandon.

He was born May 2, 1923, in Charleston, Ill., to Carl and Elsa (Black) Hackett.

Mr. Hackett served in the U.S. Navy in World War II on the USS Radford, a Navy destroyer. He was a radarman on the ship.

He was stationed in the South Pacific and took part in the attack at the Solomon Islands.

He married Maxine Hix on Jan. 21, 1947, in Chesterton, Ind. He worked as a shift supervisor at a power plant. He and his wife lived in Denver for 37 years. Upon his retirement, they moved to Brookings in 1987.

He enjoyed model railroading and had a setup of N gauge trains. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing golf.

Survivors are his wife of Brookings; son David Hackett, Denver; brother James W. Hackett, Michigan City, Ind.

A memorial service is planned for today (Dec. 6) at 1:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church. Rev. Dr. Gordon Myrah will officiate.

Private cremation rites have been held.

Arrangements are under the direction of Amling/Schroeder Bandon Chapel.