Harold Gene Tackitt was born on April 20, 1938, in Gepp, Ark., the son of Everett Tackitt and Arizona Deatherage Tackitt and departed this life on June 5, 2019, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 81 years.
He was united in marriage to Faye Shelley McKee on June 9, 1984, in Thayer, Mo. They spent almost 35 wonderful years together. He is survived by his wife, Faye Tackitt of the home, in Thayer, Mo.; five children, Vickie Leonard and husband, Tom, of Caulfield, Mo., Jesse Tackitt and wife, Anita, of West Plains, Mo., Lorinda Parker and husband, David, of Caulfield, Mo., Randy Tackitt and Jane of Willow Springs, Mo., and Curtis Tackitt and wife, Margaret, of West Plains, Mo.; one sister, Bessie Biddle of Mount Ayr, Iowa; one brother-in-law, R.L. Maynard of Gepp, Ark.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; other relatives; and countless friends.
He was preceded in death by his first wife of 25 years, Layonne Joan Tackitt; his parents, Everett and Arizona Tackitt; one daughter, VaLanda Kaye Tackitt; one granddaughter, Brandy Tackitt; one great-granddaughter, Arionna Kinder; three brothers; and six sisters.
Harold was an Assembly of God minister, pastoring many churches in this area for over 35 years.
Besides his ministry, he was a hard working logger and rancher. He loved being outdoors and enjoyed going hunting during deer and turkey season, and fishing.
Harold will be remembered as a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and a friend to all. He will truly be missed by all that knew him.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Mo., with Reverend Stephen Shelley officiating.
The family will receive friends on Friday, June 14, 2019, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer. Interment will be held at Agnos Cemetery in Agnos, Ark. following the services.