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James Evert Tackitt

Graveside services for James Evert Tackitt, 83, Gepp, Arkansas, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 7, 2019, at Hurst Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mr. Tackitt passed away at 12:08 a.m., Saturday, January 5, 2019, at Brooke Haven Healthcare.

He was born July 6, 1935, at Ott, Arkansas, to Everett Tackitt and Arizona Deatherage Tackitt.  On March 1, 1955, he was married at Salem, Arkansas, to Emma Lu Crawford.  Mr. Tackitt was a farmer and enjoyed singing, saddle work, working on antique clocks and his horses.  He was of the Pentecostal faith.

He is survived by his wife of sixty-three years, Emma Lu Tackitt, of the family home; six children, Garry Wayne Tackitt and wife, Amy, Gepp, Arkansas, Ronald Dean Tackitt and wife, Gaila, Alton, Missouri, Kenny Dale Tackitt and wife, Deborah, Alton, Missouri, Anita Sue Rieger and husband, Ron, Dora,  Missouri, Linda Fawnelle Vaughan and husband, Keith, Cabool, Missouri and B. J. Tackitt, Gepp, Arkansas; sixteen grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren; one brother, Harold Tackitt and wife, Faye, Thayer,  Missouri; one sister, Bessie Biddle, Mount Ayr, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents, one son, Larry, one grandson, Michael D. Tackitt, one daughter-in-law, Sarah Jane, two brothers and six sisters, preceded him in death.

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or Hurst Cemetery, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

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