Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Walter Tackett, Jr.

Walter Tackett, Jr., age 65, of Shelby, went home to be with our Lord and Savior on Monday, July 3, 2023.

Jr. was born November 12, 1957 in Willard, the son of the late Walter and Josephine “Josie” (Collins) Tackett. He is survived by his brothers and sisters: Dallas (Deanna) Tackett of Mt. Vernon, Maddie Dowell of Shelby, Darlene (Ron) Carpenter of Shiloh, David (Christine) Tackett of Jacksonville, FL, and William Tackett of Wendell, NC; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. Jr. best friend, Jason Marietta, who was like a brother to him, was always there for Jr. and Theresa whenever needed. Their relationship was very special. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by wife, Theresa, who was the love of his life; sisters: Irene Hall and Donna Roberson; and nephew: Eddie Francis, Jr.

Jr. was a loving husband, son, brother, and friend who would do anything he could to help someone.  He lived life to the fullest the way he wanted and will be missed by everyone.

Calling hours and funeral services will not be observed. For those wishing, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital via their website,

Care for Jr. and his family is being provided by the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Online condolences may be left on Jr.’s obituary on the funeral home’s website,, or on their Facebook page,

Memories & Condolence

  1. Bobbi says:

    To Jr’s family- I’m so sorry for your loss. I worked with Jr 30+ years ago. Would run into him every once in awhile since we stopped working at the same place. Y’all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Holly Korbas says:

    Darlene and family,
    So sorry to read of the passing of your brother. Keeping you close to my heart and in my prayers.

  3. Lana Tackett says:

    I’m so sorry for the loss of Jr. He sure was a character. Eddie and I had a lots of fun and memories with him. I am very sorry you all have to go through another loss. Love you all!!

  4. Jeni (Caudill) Shaver says:

    David, Darlene and your entire family.. I am so very sorry for your loss of Jr. You have my heartfelt sympathy! I love you all!! God Bless!

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