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While researching a while back, I happened to find an obituary for
William A. Sackett (
spotted that he had won a Grammy for "Disco Lady" in 1977. I am not
aware of any other Sacketts who have earned Grammy awards.
Here is the text of the obit:
The Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, California), 20 Nov 1981, Fri, Other
Editions, Page 3
SACTT (sic) -- In Corning, California, November 18. 1981 William A
"Bill" Sackett, loving husband of Jackie Lee Sackett of Corning beloved
father of Tonya L. Sackett. Santa Rosa, William A. Sackett, Jr. and
Anthony J. Sackett, both of Corning. Adored son of Stella Kidd of Santa
Rosa and the late Charles E. Sackett Sr. Dear brother of Charles E.
Sackett Jr of El Monte. California, Kenneth L Sackett, Santa Rosa and
the late Vernon H. Sackett Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
A native of El Paso, Texas, age 38. He was a songwriter, producer, and
had collapsed of a heart attack before release of his sport album about
various N F L football teams and exercise He wrote Christian. as well as
commercial and disco sounds with composer Harvey Scales, a 1977 Grammy
Winner tor Disco Lady. Bill was a member of A S C A P. and B M I and of
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Friends are invited to attend funeral services on Monday, November 23,
1981 at 11 am from LAFFERTY & SMITH COLONIAL CHAPEL. 4321 Sonoma Hwy.,
Santa Rosa with Rev William Marx of The Sevastopol United Methodist
Church officiating. Friends may call at THE COLONIAL CHAPEL tor
visitation after 12 noon, Sunday. A preferred donation in Bill's memory
may be made to The Heart Association. P O Box 844. S R 95402.
Here is a link to the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoXlyTZsGsQ
The Sackett Family Association website has been updated with the following:
• New members
• 625 Carol Wild
• 626 Tami Bailey
• 627 Arna Shears
• 628 Aaron and Ashton Grass
• New & revised genealogical sketches
• Edmund Herbert Sackett (1896–1918)
• Effa May "Effie" Sackett (1868–1952)
• Ivy J Sackett (1927–2018)
• Migration and distribution of the Sackett family
• Revised Ancient roots in Thanet, Kent—Thanks to Susan Wood for a map and photograph
• Research data
• Newspaper Abstracts, recent additions (last 12 months) (40)
See Change Log for all updates to the website.
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