Garland Tackett


Garland Tackett

November 26, 1933 - April 27, 2018

Garland Tackett, 84, of Rittman died Friday, April 27, 2018 at Barberton Summa Hospital after a brief illness.

Garland was born Nov. 26, 1933 in Melvin, KY to the late Lathiat and Phenie (Osborne) Tackett and graduated from Kent State University with a degree in accounting..  He retired from Volvo White in Orrville after many years of service and been the Marshallville Village Clerk for over 20 years as well as had operated his own Income Tax Service.  He had made his home in Marshallville most of his life moving to Rittman five years ago and was a member of the Marshallville Lions Club and the Marshallville Historical Society.  Garland attended the Union Missionary Baptist Church in Norton and enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling, playing cards, watching sports and Blue Grass Music.  He loved spending time with his family and attending his grandchildren’s activities and he will be greatly missed.

Surviving are his children and their spouses, Mark and Rosemary Tackett of Doylestown, Melissa and Rick Moss of Rittman and Michael and Belinda Dale Tackett of Marshallville; grandchildren, Drew Tackett, Nicole and her husband Dave Scaggs, Chase Tackett and Alicia Tackett; great-grandchildren, Tori and Colten Tackett and a sisters, Christine “Kitty” England of Florida.

He was preceded in death by his parents and 14 sisters.

Services will be Tuesday, May 1st at 1:00 p.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Creston with Pastor Mike Cope officiating.  Friends may call Monday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.  Garland will be buried on Monday, May 7th at 2:30 p.m. at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery with honors.  Tributes may be shared at  Memorial contributions may be made to the Marshallville Historical Society, PO Box 81, Marshallville, OH 44654. 

To leave an expression of sympathy for the family, please send through the Message Board on the left.


Name: Yvonne, DuWayne, Cheryl

Mark, Melissa and Mike,
  With Deepest Sympathy to The Tackett Family. You are in our Thoughts and Prayers. Garland will be missed by all.


Name: The Zeigler's

To Garland's have our sympathy and prayers.  We are sure you have many pleasant memories.  God's blessings to each of you.

Sincerely,  Randall and Marlys Zeigler

Name: Wanda Arthur

I am so sorry for your loss.  He always brightened up my day when he visited.

Name: Melissa Tackett Moss

My heart is shattered. Dad you were my rock i dont know how i will survive without you the pain of loss is more then i ever thought i could bare. I know your walking everywhere and no pain please watch over me i will need it love you with all my heart you were a great man,dad,friend. My life will never be the same.

Name: Donna Bates

Garland Tackett
Email message:: So sorry for your loss.My family loved Garland.He was a special person.Loved hearing his stories.He was my great uncle.My mother was Claudeen Little Tackett.



Name: Joan

My condolences to the family for the loss of your loved one, Garland, and may you be comforted by these Bible scriptures at John 5:28,29, Revelation 21:4, 5. 


Name: Mike Tackett

Dad, I can't believe this has happened. Its seems like it was just yesterday that we were in West Virginia playing Euchre. My wife and kids are devastated and our lives will never be the same without you. I can't wait to see you again in Paradise. Just know Melissa, Mark and I loved you more than you will ever know. Take care Dad, I will see you soon!








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