Billy N. Tackett, age 77, of Lonsdale, passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2011. He was born March 2, 1934, in Traskwood. Mr. Tackett was a retired from Boilermaker Local 69. He worked there from 1966 until 1983. He was mayor of Lonsdale for 20 years and fire chief of Lonsdale for 20 years. Billy was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Amma Tackett, and brothers, Derwin and Dural Jean Tackett.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Vivian Tackett; son, Eddie Tackett and wife, Tami; daughter, Elaine Lashlee, husband, David; granddaughters, Amanda Fugitt and husband, Jamie, Laura Clift and husband, Justin, Tonya Lashlee; great-grandchildren, Maddie Clift, Ava Fugitt, Porter Fugitt and Brady Clift, sisters, Mary Lou Jackson and husband, Mark, Linda Statler and husband Buddy and Ann Cotten and husband, Pete; a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Chapel services is by Ashby Funeral Home will be 10 a.m. Friday with Vance Nutt and Wesley Howard officiating. Burial will follow at Ten Mile Cemetery.
Visitation will be at Ashbys today at 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.