Lonnie F. Tackett, 73, of Melvin, died January 21, 2013 at his residence. He was born May 25, 1939 to the late Duran and Emma Tackett. He was the husband of Blanche Deel Tackett and a retired coal miner.
He was preceded in death by one son: Dwayne Tackett; one brother: Homer Tackett and three sisters: Helen Tackett, Loraine Brown & Mabel McCown.
He is survived by one son: Rodney Gene (Donna) Tackett of Weeksbury; one daughter: Rhonda Gayle (Ronnie) Tackett of Somerset; two brothers: Herbert (Girley) Tackett of New Boston, Mich. and Bobby (Gladys) Tackett of Melvin; three sisters: Carol (Thomas) Taylor on New Boston, Mich., Loretta (Acy) Vance and Linda (Marc) Dennis both of Huntington, Ind.; brother in law: Bob Tackett; grandchildren: Emily, Neil, Larry, Katrina, Tiffany, Amber, Cody & Steven and great grandchildren: Skylynn, Katie, Alexis, Landon & Paxton.
Funeral services will be held Thursday January 24, 2013, 11:00 a.m. at Joppa Old Regular Baptist Church, in Melvin. Burial will follow the service at Matthew Tackett Cemetery in Melvin.
Nelson Frazier Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.