Delmes Tackett, age 75, of 21 Sunset Drive, Shelby, died late Monday evening, September 28, 1998 at the Heritage Care Center after an extended illness.
Mr. Tackett was born April 27, 1923 in Salyersville, Kentucky the son of J.S. “Buddy” and Martha (Bailey) Tackett. He had been employed at Wilkens Air Force Depot in Shelby and at it’s closing he went to work at N.A.S.A.-Plumbrook in Sandusky, where he was a welder on the Apollo 11 mock-up. After his retirement from Plumbrook, he worked security at A.M.F. in Shelby, retiring in 1980. Mr. Tackett volunteered his time for many years fixing bicycles for the Shelby Ministerial Association Christmas Program. He loved to hunt and fish and coached Shelby Little League for many years. He was a member of the United Baptist Church in Salyersville, Kentucky., and was an Army-Air Corps. veteran of World War II.
Mr. Tackett is survived by his wife, Rose E. (May) Tackett, whom he wed on April 25, 1942; 1 daughter and son-in-law, Donna M. and Robert Bacic of Lenexa, Kansas; 1 son and daughter-in-law, Larry “Jack” and Linda Tackett of Shelby; 6 grandchildren, Paul Tackett of Bucyrus, Lane Shetler of Defiance , Lori Brooks, Lisa Clemons, Renee Stephens and Rebecca Tackett all of Shelby; 10 great grandchildren;; 1 brother, Robert Tackett of Plymouth; 1 sister, Marie Roark of Plymouth. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Tackett in 1943, 5 brothers, his twin Elmes, Luther , Lonnie, Oren , and Dolla Tackett, and a sister Mae Gullett.
Calling hours will be on Wednesday, from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. at the Turner Funeral Home in Shelby where funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday with Rev. Robert Becker , pastor of the First Baptist Church in Shelby, officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby. Memorial expressions may be made to Shelby Home and Public Health or to Hospice of North Central Ohio.