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“I will always miss the unconditional love my papaw gave to me and my kids! Not only was he my papaw but he was like my dad to in many ways! I lost my...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Melisa Dean - Grandchild

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Sorry we cannot be there. May your good memories sustain you in the days to come. Love you all ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: Herb & Delorse Cohen - Mims, FL

“Orville (Mr. Tackett as I called him) was a great friend to me. He was truly a great American and one of the last of "The Greatest Generation" of...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: John Hemmings - Charleston, WV

“Orville Tackett many words could be said about him and all the good things about him are the best words to describe him. I met Orville when I was 10...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Timothy Dean youngest brother of Joe Dean - OH

“I have so many fond memories from my childhood of playing with my cousins in that little house on the hill, with the very steep stairs up from the...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Kathy Nickell Sherrill - Bristow, VA

“Saddened to hear of the passing of Orville. We loved him. My Dad, Charlie Tackett, thought the world of Orville. Praying for comfort for the...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Jerry Tackett - Homosassa, FL

“Arvilla Tackett was my Aunt and so that made Orville my uncle-by-marriage. I did not spend a whole lot of time with Orville, but when we did see him...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Deborah Van Bibber - Pigeon, WV

“On behalf of Pastor Charles Garrett and Brooklyn Baptist Church of Chesnee, SC, we send our condolences to the family of Mr.Tackett. We are praying...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Brooklyn Baptist Church - Chesnee, SC

“I am truly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time. May God guide you and give you...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: MIKE HILL - CHARLESTON, WV

“I am so very sorry for your loss. Peace and love be with you all at this time. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Mary Franklin - Charleston

“WE are so glad and so fortunate to have been able to see Orville and speak with him at our granddaughter's wedding in December. I will also cherish...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Don and Teresa Harrell - NC

“Praying for all of you. We love you ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Kristy Tackett - Mission Viejo, CA

“We enjoyed meeting Orville during the engagement and wedding of his great granddaughter Leah to our son Eric this past winter. He seemed to enjoy...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Robert and Kathy Stalnaker - WV

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Orville Ben "Obie" Tackett 87 of Charleston entered Heaven's gates March 6, 2016. He was the son of the late Ben and Ada Layne Tackett. He was preceded in death also by wife and mother of his children Arvilla Faye Tackett; son, Orville Ben Tackett, Jr.; granddaughter Jessica Renee Dean; brothers, Charles L., Don & Glenville Tackett; sisters, Dot Spaulding and twin sisters, Vada and Velma Tackett.
Survivors include his loving wife Mae Tackett; daughters, Theresa Duncan and husband Gary of Dunbar, Rita Tackett of Elkview and son, Gary Tackett of Conway, S.C.; brother, Glenn Tackett of Gaffney, S.C.; sisters, Dorothy Wolfe and Marie Moore both of Charleston and Della Elkins of South Charleston; grandchildren, Melisa and Tiffany Dean, Kimberly Fleck, Travis Reed, Benjamin Tackett and Kenny Frazier; 14 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild; step-children, Pam Skaggs and husband Carolos of West Palm Beach, FL; son's-in-law, David Deane of St. Albans and Mike Britton of Charleston; step-grandchildren, Becky Skaggs, Carla Nuggent of FL., Robin Jackson of St. Albans, Michael Britton of Charleston, Jeremiah Britton of Alaska; and 8 step-great grandchildren. Special thanks to Mike Fleck and Jack Jarrett.
Orville was a U.S. Army Veteran, was a member of South Charleston Masonic Lodge 168 AF & AM, attended Charleston Mountain Mission and retired from Trojan Steel.
Funeral Services will be 1:00 PM Thursday March 10, 2016 at Charleston Mountain Mission Church with the Rev. Tom Price officiating. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday March 9, from 6 to 8 PM and one hour prior to services also at the church. Burial with Military Graveside Rites provided by American Legion Post 61 Clendenin will follow in Floral Hills Garden of Memories, Pocatalico.
The family wishes to express special thanks to CAMC Memorial SVIMC Unit Nursing Staff for their wonderful care.
The family will accept online condolences at:
Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Tackett Family.