Ronald B. Tackett, 80, of Solsberry, passed away Tuesday, October 7, 2008, at his residence.
Born, July 1, 1928, in Tuscola, IL, he was the son of Philip and Marie (Mast) Tackett.
A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he was employed at RCA, Otis Elevator, and the Bloomington Coca Cola Bottling Company.
He was president of The Monroe County Humane Association.
Survivors include one son, Randy L. Tackett of Bloomington; one daughter, Ashley Stephens and her husband Jack of Carlsbad, CA; one brother, Jerry Tackett and his wife Moyne of Morgantown; his stepmother, Bettie Tackett; two stepbrothers, Terry and Jeff Tackett; and one step-sister, Phyllis Williams, all of Owen County.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Rosie (Valentine) Tackett in 1998; a sister, Sharon Barnett; and his parents.
A memorial service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Greene County Chapel Church with Wendi Vanderzee officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Monroe County Humane Association or to the American Heart Association.
Allen Funeral Home of Bloomington is in charge of arrangements.