Joseph Jennings Tackett, 52, of Frankfort, passed away unexpectedly on September 19, 2021. Joe was born November 22, 1968, in Southfield, Michigan, to the late Clarence and Linda (Walker) Tackett.
He grew up in Westland, Michigan, where he attended John Glenn High School and graduated midterm in 1986. Joe enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving from November 20, 1986 – December 1, 1988 in the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment in Fort Lewis in McChord, Washington. He specialized in communications during combat while deploying in Panama and Beirut.
After completing his duties, Joe moved to Mooresville where he met and married (later divorced) his wife, Cynthia Byrne on December 10, 1988. Joe worked as a machinist at Overton & Sons Machine Shop, International Harvester, Rolls Royce and Caterpillar. He then worked as a maintenance technician with Valenti. Most recently, Joe was attending Indiana University of Kokomo, where he was working toward his Bachelor’s Degree in Business. Joe attended the First Church of the Nazarene in Frankfort. He took pride in his firearms, fishing, hunting, traveling and above all else, his two children and grandson. Joe will be dearly missed by many, as he was our gentle giant.
Survivors include son, Nick Tackett of Mooresville; daughter, Jenna Tackett of Mooresville; grandson, Sylas Wayne Tackett; fiancé, Keona Stidham of Frankfort and her sons, Eian & Evan Stidham.
Visitation will be Saturday, September 25, 2021, 1 to 3 p.m., at the Carlisle – Branson Funeral Service & Crematory, Mooresville. The funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Hall. Memorial contributions may be made to Tracks for Vets, c/o Community Foundation of Morgan County, 56 N. Main Street, Martinsville, IN 46151. Visit www.CarlisleBranson.com to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery