Leon Tackett


Leon Tackett, 84, of Raceland, Kentucky passed away Saturday, March 17, 2018 at his home.

Leon was born August 12, 1933 in Hartley, Kentucky a son of the late Arnett and Delpha Jones Tackett. He was retired from Sears where he worked in heating and air conditioning. He was a United States Korean Conflict Navy Veteran.

He was preceded in death by his wife Deorlene Dyer Tackett of 50 years.

2 brothers

Connie Tackett and James Tackett

2 sisters

Marie Zornes and Norma Gibson

Survived by

1 son

Ryan Leon (Cathy) Tackett of Raceland, Kentucky

1 daughter

Cassaunya Sheree(Christopher) Roar of Wurtland, Kentucky

1 brother

Arnett (Rita) Tackett Jr. of Columbus, Ohio

3 sisters

Ellen Nora (Jack) Goble of Flatwoods, Kentucky

Jean (Roger) Cox of Wurtland, Kentucky

Lois (Virgil) Smathers of Columbus, Ohio

4 grandchildren

Stephanie (Nick) Barney

Allison (Roger) Woods

LeRae Tackett

Amiee Roar

5 Great-Grandchildren

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 pm Friday, March 23, 2018 at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North East in Greenup by Bro. Rodney Vance. Military Rites will be performed by Marine Corps League Greenbo Detachment #1345. His late wife Deorlene will also be placed in the cemetery with him.

Following the graveside service a celebration of Life for Leon will be at 2:00 pm at Old Steam Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Greenup.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Ave., Ashland, Kentucky 41101.

Condolences may be made at www.rlrfuneralhome.

Reed Funeral Home in Greenup is in charge of arrangements.

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