Harold William (Bill) Kackley passed away Friday, March 27th, 2020. Bill was born March 3, 1938, in Wichita, KS to the late John & Georgia Kackley. He is survived by his wife, Pat Kackley; 2 brothers, Bob Kackley, Richard Kackley (CJ Kackley); his 3 children, William (Bill) Kackley (Tracy Kackley), Theresa (Kackley) Humble (Torian Humble), Dave Kackley (Sheila Kackley); his grandchildren, Nicholas Kackley, Ethan Kackley, Rachel Schmidt (Andrew Schmidt), Alex Kackley, Jordan Humble, Becca Humble, John Strothkamp (Hannah Strothkamp), Amanda Krone (Chase Krone), Audrey Matthews (Troy Matthews); his great grandchildren Connor Schmidt, Clara Strothkamp, Chelsey Krone, Augustus Krone, Thomas Krone, Harvey Matthews, Lincoln Matthews, many nieces, nephews and great nieces & nephews.
Bill attended 3 years of high school in Enterprise, KS and graduated high school from Fort Hayes, KS in 1956. Bill played football, basketball, baseball and threw the discus in track. He then went to the University of Kansas to play basketball until playing with his teammate Wilt Chamberlain. He then decided to join the Army. He was stationed in Fort Devens, MA, when he met his bride, Patricia DeDucca. They were married on October 1, 1960. After living in Germany for a year, Bill was honorably discharged and they moved to California, where their son Bill was born. Bill & Pat then moved to Lawrence, KS where he would finish his Bachelors of Science degree in Business Education and give birth to their daughter Theresa. They left for Iowa where Bill taught high school business, coached basketball, baseball and track and their son David was born. In 1973, the family moved to Ohio for Bill to start his Masters of Education degree @ Bowling Green State University. In 1975, they moved to New York for another high school teaching and coaching job and to finish his Masters of Education degree. Then he finally got his dream job at East Central College and moved the family to Washington, MO. Bill was an accounting teacher at ECC and started the women's basketball program. ECC is where he retired from after 24 years of service, in 2000. Bill was very passionate about teaching and coaching. He finished with an overall of 478 victories, 343-208 at ECC. Bill was named Region 16 Coach of the Year twice and his Lady Rebels won four MCCAC championships.
During his retirement Bill was a member of the Washington Park Board. With his wife Pat, he also loved traveling all over the world, going to KU football games and attending his children's, grandchildren's,and great grandchildren's sporting events.
Private family services were held. Interment was at the St. Francis Borgia Cemetery.
Memorial donations can be made to the Bill and Pat Kackley ECC Scholarship Fund or the ECC Soccer Programs.
Arrangements in care of Nieburg-Vitt,Miller Funeral Home,Washington.