Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


February 11, 2014

Jonathan Joe Tackett 1970-2014

ASHLAND — Jonathan Joe Tackett, 43, of Ashland, passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at his home after an extended illness.

He was born Aug. 17, 1970, in Ashland, a son of Timothy Ray Tackett and Joy Horton Tackett of Ashland.

Joe was a former heavy-equipment mechanic and attended Heritage Freewill Baptist Church. He was a 1988 graduate of Boyd County High School, where he excelled in football and baseball. Joe was All-State in football and baseball and was the Most Valuable Player of the Thoroughbred Bowl in Lexington and captain of defense. He enjoyed deer hunting and camping.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Timothy Ray Tackett Jr.; his maternal grandfather, James Monroe “Roe” Horton Jr.; his paternal grandparents, Glenmore and Vivian Greenhill Tackett; and a special uncle, Tony Tackett.

Survivors include a son, Timmy Joe Tackett of Grayson; a brother, Christopher Ray Tackett of Ashland; a special friend, Kristy Stanley; his maternal grandmother, Ruth Evans Horton of Morehead; two nephews, Cody Tackett and Corey Tackett; a niece, Cayla Tackett; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at Heritage Freewill Baptist Church in Ashland by Brother Ed Cook and Brother Brandon DePriest. Burial will be in McFerren Cemetery in Olive Hill. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. today and Thursday at the church.

Pallbearers will be Todd Borders, Eric Wilburn, Jason Armstrong, Phillip Henderson, Harold Lewis, Doug Johnson, Keith Osborne and Cody Tackett. Honorary pallbearer will be Timmy Joe Tackett.

Lane-Stucky-Gray Funeral Home in Morehead is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be sent to lanestuckygray.com.

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