Donald Ray Tackett, 74, of Lexington, formerly of Hi Hat, husband of Shirley Hall Tackett, died Saturday, April 21, 2012, at Central Baptist Hospital, in Lexington.
Born April 10, 1938, at Teaberry, to the late William “Bill” Tackett and Hattie Hamilton Tackett, he was a fence installer.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Scotty Tackett, of Van Lear, Jerry Tackett, of West Liberty, and Donald Tackett, of East Peoria, Ill.; three daughters, Patricia Ray, of Lexington, Mariann Tackett Groveland, of Illinois, and Donna Pinkston Cullop, of Rockford, Ill.; three brothers, Ronnie Tackett, of Wheelwright, Andy Tackett, of Prestonsburg, and Bobby Tackett, of Alabama; three sisters, Billie Faye Henson, of Prestonsburg, Patty Fowler, of Indiana, and Irene Bhon, of California; and three grandchildren, Bethany, Hattie and Haylie.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Paul Tackett; two brothers, John D. Tackett and Larry Tackett; and four sisters, Lucille Kraft, Betty Sue Kiser, Norlene Hamilton and Eartha Deitz.
Funeral services for Donald Ray Tackett will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 24, at Little Nancy Old Regular Baptist Church, at Hi Hat, with Old Regular Baptist ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Hamilton Cemetery, at Teaberry.
Nelson Frazier Funeral Home, of Martin, is in charge of arrangements.