Troy Tackett, 76, a resident of Mill Creek, passed from this life early Monday morning, Aug. 12, 2013 at the Hospice Inpatient Care Center in Elkins. He had been in declining health and death was attributed to cancer.
Troy was born Wednesday, June 9, 1937, in Mill Creek, a son of the late Nathan Tackett and Virginia (Jenny) Currence Tackett.
Left to cherish Troy's memory are two daughters, Shirley Lewis and husband, Brooks, of Mill Creek (with whom he made his home) and Lura Hagler and husband, David, of Midlothian, Va.; one son, Patrick LaFayette and wife, Evette, of Beverly; 10 grandchildren; Amanda Bangs of Midlothian, Va.; Kristin Wright of Powhatan, Va.; Brittany Newman of Powhatan, Va.; David Hagler of Fort Lewis, Wash.; Shaun Hagler of Henrico, Va.; Sara Ebel of Aberdeen, N.C.; Emily Earl of Elkins; Elizabeth Thomas of Wheeling; Megan Lewis of Laurel, Md.; and Clayton Lewis of Martinsburg, 17 great- grandchildren, one aunt, Luene Long, a longtime devoted friend, Burton Sonny Armstrong, and several loving nieces and nephews, family and friends.
Troy was preceded in death by his loving and caring ex-wife, Thelma Gear Tackett Lambert, his step-father, Robert (Bob) Currence, two brothers, Robert, (Bob) Tackett, Junior (June) Tackett, one sister, Dottie Wamsley, a sister-in-law, Addie Tackett, a brother-in-law, Frank Wamsley, maternal grandparents, Perry and Jemimah Currence and paternal grandparents, Nathaniel and Jane Tackett. Troy was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Troy attended the schools of Randolph County, had served with the United States Army. He had worked for Carter Roag Coal, Gamble Coal, J.F. Allen, Myles Lumber and Scott's Auto Sales as both a truck driver and mechanic, enjoying both occupations greatly. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He also enjoyed working in the back yard tinkering with autos, lawn mowers and other mechanical devices.
Visitation will be held at the Randolph Funeral Home on Friday from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held from the funeral home chapel on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at 11 a.m. Rev. Randy Long and Rev. Bernard Teter will officiate and interment will follow at the Brick Church Cemetery where members of the H.W. Daniels Post No. 29, American Legion, the H.W. Daniels Post No. 3647, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the West Virginia Honor Guard will conduct full military honors. The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements for Troy Tackett.
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