Richard Tackett

Born: Sun., Jun. 13, 1937
Died: Sun., Jul. 29, 2012

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Richard Tackett, age 75, of Falls City, NE, passed away Sunday, July 29, at his home in Falls City.

A memorial service for Richard Tackett will be held Thursday, August 9, at 11:00 a.m. at the First Christian Church 1322 Stone Street in Falls City, NE.

Inurnment will be at the Rulo Cemetery in Rulo, NE.

No viewing or visitation is scheduled.


Richard Quinton Tackett son of Governor Louis Tackett and Virgie Bell (Cundiff) Tackett was born on June 13, 1937 in Parkdale, Arkansas. He was one of ten children born to this union.

Richard lived for years in Oak Grove, Louisiana where he attended school. On February 13, 1972 he was united in marriage to Mary Helen Egner at the Methodist Church in Falls City, NE. To this marriage three children were born.

He and Mary made their home in Falls City, Richard worked various jobs. He worked for Subby’s selling cars, for Missouri Beef, and for Frontier.

Richard owned and operated Tackett’s Café for years. He loved food, singing, his children and grandchildren. Richard loved Christmas he always dressed as Santa or hired someone to come to the café and give candy to the kids.

Due to ongoing illness Richard passed away on Sunday, July 29, 2012 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He had reached the age of 75 years, 1 month, and 16 days. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, and two sisters.

Those left to mourn his passing are his wife Mary Tackett of Falls City, NE; two daughters, Sherry Grame of Falls City, NE; Shirley Dupree (Sandra Oswald) of Falls City, NE; son Michael Tackett (Tara) of Falls City, NE; twelve grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary (Jodi) Fritz of Falls City, NE; Lessie (Punk) Beckner (Danny) of Falls City, NE; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Services are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home of Falls City, NE.

Further info at www.hallfuneral .net

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Jenny Bauman
   Posted Thu August 02, 2012
Thinking of all of you during this difficult time.

cheryl mercer
   Posted Thu August 09, 2012
im sorry i couldn't make it. but love ya'll!

Steve Yoder
   Posted Tue August 21, 2012
I was saddened to read of Richard's passing. Very fond memories of my Mother-Delpha Yoder and my sister Kim and I coming in for Tackett Tenderloins and amazing peanut butter pie/banana cream pie, etc etc. We joked in high school about needing a pallet jack to carry leftovers out of the restaurant. Please know that Richard will live in very positive memories for many of us that were unable to attend the service. Sincerely, Steve Yoder

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