William “Homer” Tackett, of Upper Sandusky, died at 5:47 p.m. Thursday, May 24, 2012 at Wyandot Memorial Hospital, Upper Sandusky. He was 75.
Born June 6, 1936 in Johnson County, Ky., he was a son of Challie and Lou Sina (Conley) Tackett. He married Oma S. Music on Dec. 27, 1979 and she survives in Upper Sandusky.
Mr. Tackett has three daughters, Sheila (Larry) Music, of Kentucky; A’ Nina (Tom) Riley, of Oklahoma; and Bonita Tackett, of Oklahoma; one son, Bill Tackett, of Upper Sandusky; five grandchildren, Jason and Jackie Riley, of Oklahoma; Austin Davidson, of Tiffin; Lauren Racheter, of Upper Sandusky; and Sierra Tackett, of Tiffin; a brother, Charles (Linda) Tackett, of Carey; three sisters, Mary Dyer, of Carey; Junie Fay (Myron) Wilcox, of Findlay; and Bonnie (Leland) Wells, of Kentucky; and a brother-in-law, Everette Picklesimer, of Carey.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Margaret Helen Picklesimer.
Mr. Tackett was a laborer at Wyandot Dolomite and Claycraft Brickyard. He also worked alongside his friend Fred Lynch during masonry.
Mr. Tackett was of Free Will Baptist Faith.
For hobbies, he enjoyed fixing up antique trucks, cars and tractors, along with tending to his bees as a beekeeper. He was known as a tinkerer and was always willing to lend a helping hand. He also spent time attending young farmers’ auctions and visiting with friends.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Bringman-Clark Funeral Home, Upper Sandusky. A burial service will follow at Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association in care of Bringman-Clark Funeral Home, 226 E. Wyandot Ave., Upper Sandusky OH 43351.