On Thursday, June 12, 2014, Dr. Roy Arnold Hackbarth passed away at the age of 89 at a local hospice.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Doris Hackbarth, as well as his parents; sister, Adeline; and brother, John.
Dr. Hackbarth is survived by his son, Dr. Mark Hackbarth; his daughter-in-law Claudia; and grandchildren, Rachel and Austin Hackbarth; all residents of Tyler.
He is also survived by one brother, Wes Hackbarth; sister-in-law Juanita Hackbarth, of Las Vegas, Nev.; sister-in-law, Elsie Coleman, of Tyler; as well as nieces and nephews.
Dr. Hackbarth was a medic in the Pacific during World War II where he earned three bronze stars and one bronze arrowhead. He was a graduate of The University of Texas Dental School in Houston. He practiced dentistry in Houston for 40 years.
After retiring, he and his wife moved to Tyler to live near family and many friends.
There are not enough words to express how much Dr. Hackbarth will be missed by those who knew him. He will always be loved and remembered for his tender heart, his loving nature, and most of all, his infectious smile.
Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. June 16, 2014, at Lloyd James Chapel. Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Cemetery.
Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on June 16, 2014