Funeral services for James Freeman Tackett, 82, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 8, 2015, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Tackett died at 2:10 p.m., Wednesday, August 5, 2015, at his home.
He was born September 13, 1932, at Elijah, Missouri, to Roy Jake Tackett and Maxie Burtrum Tackett. Mr. Tackett was a veteran, having served with the United States Air Force. On February 19, 1955, he was married at West Plains, Missouri, to Doris Flo Fox. Mr. Tackett worked at International Shoe Company for over forty-five years. James was very talented; a jack of all trade, he was always working in his shop tinkering or making something. He loved God, his family and the Missouri Ozarks. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan and enjoyed hunting, especially deer and turkey. James enjoyed country music and western movies; he could frequently be heard singing one of his favorite tunes. He lived his life with integrity, honesty and generosity. James loved to laugh and never met a stranger; he was a kind and good hearted man who brought joy to others and easily captured their hearts.
He is survived by his wife of sixty-one years, Doris Fox; one daughter, Rhonda Hollingshad, husband, Hershel; one grandson, Regan Tackett and fiancée, Leanne Peterson; one sister, Roberta Todd and husband, Edgar; two sisters-in-law, Freda Bean and Dorothy Stubbs and husband, Wayne; two brothers-in-law, Elvis Fox and wife, Lena and Glen Fox and wife, RaeDene; and many nieces and nephews.
His parents, one son, Reggie Tackett, two sisters, Louise Roberts and Ilene Roberts and two brothers, Othel Bean and Luther Bean, precede him in death.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Friday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Ledbetter Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to Ledbetter Cemetery and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home