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Daniel Floyd Hackney August 6, 1948 - October 7, 2022

Daniel Floyd Hackney passed away at the age of 74 in Boise, Idaho on October 7, 2022 as a result of a battle with vascular dementia resulting from a stroke. Dan was born on August 6, 1948, in Boise Idaho, to Fred and Carolyn Hackney. Dan joined the Army in 1969, and served until a serious motorcycle accident in 1975.

“Dangerous Dan”, as he was lovingly called in local newspapers, enjoyed racing cars in the 1970’s. Dan raced stock and super modified cars at Meridian Speedway and the Emmett Super Oval. A member of the Naylor squad, Dan found a second family with Glen and Dorlene Naylor. Dan became a tool dealer for Snap-on, MatCo, then Mac Tools throughout his racing career, meeting many life-long friends along the way, such as Layne Saxton, Jeff Storey, and many more.

Dan made a long career of selling Life Insurance and Medicare Supplements. Growing up with wonderful, caring grandparents, Dan loved the elderly, so it made sense that his career was centered around caring for them. Along with his kids, Dan built and operated Country Time Assisted Living Home in Star from 2002 until 2008. Dan loved his clients and took care of many of them until their last day.

Dan was an adventurer, through and through. Dan loved spending time with his kids, grandkids, and friends at his cabin in Cascade; snowmobiling, waterskiing, hunting, fishing, and just loving life. Dan loved to travel, especially to Alaska, where he would fish for halibut and salmon every summer.

Dan is survived by his daughter: Katie (Garrett) Bane, son: Dusty (Robin) Hackney, grandkids: Hailey, Riley, Dalton, Hayden, and Kiara, sister: Chris (Dave) Tower, brother: Fred (Katie) Hackney, and many, many friends.

Dan’s family would like to thank the kind, loving staff at Grace Memory Care on State Street in Boise, as well as All Care Hospice, for taking such great care of him until the end.

Dan will be missed for his infectious smile, his terrible dad jokes, and his true zest for life.

A committal service will be held, 2:00 pm, Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery, 10100 Horseshoe Bend Rd., Boise.

A committal service will be held, 2:00 pm, Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery, 10100 Horseshoe Bend Rd., Boise.


  1. REPLY
    David Tower says

    Great guy! I met him golfing, a sport he loved. He’d hit the ball a mile but didn’t always know where it went! I got him to join me as a volunteer at the Albertsons Boise Open which he loved! I’ll miss him and his jokes. My condolences to all.

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    Janice Westenhaver says

    Oh Dan my dear old friend! The weirdest, most ridiculous man I have ever known! The fun we had over so many years at Cascade…snowmobiling, hot springs in the snow, water skiing. Spending time at the cabin I will miss forever!!
    I can only imagine the conversation you are having with God trying to justify the amazing story of your life??
    To all of your dearest family & friends: May you all find comfort in the many loving memories you all carry in your hearts forever!!
    My deepest sympathy,
    Janice J. Westenhaver (Saxton)

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