Joseph Jennings Tackett

September 19, 2021

Joseph Jennings Tackett, 52, of Frankfort, passed away unexpectedly on September 19, 2021.  He was born November 22, 1968 in Southfield, MI to the late Clarence & Linda (Walker) Tackett.  He grew up in Westland, Mi where he attended John Glenn High School and graduated midterm in the year 1986. Joe enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving from November 20, 1986 – December 1, 1988 in the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment in Fort Lewis in McChord, Washington.   He specialized in communications during combat while deploying in Panama and Beirut. After completing his duties, Joe moved to Mooresville, IN, where he met and married (later divorced) his wife, Cynthia Byrne on December 10, 1988.  Joe worked as a machinist at Overton & Sons Machine Shop, International Harvester, Rolls Royce and Caterpillar.  He then worked as a maintenance technician with Valenti.  Before passing, Joe was attending Indiana University of Kokomo, where he was working toward his Bachelor’s Degree in Business.   Joe attended the First Church of the Nazarene in Frankfort with Keona.  He took pride in his firearms, fishing, hunting, traveling and above all else, his two children and grandson.  Joe will be dearly missed by many, as he was our gentle giant.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. Friday, September 24, 2021 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral Services will begin at 3 p.m. at the funeral home. An additional visitation will be held from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, September 25th at Carlisle-Branson Funeral Service & Crematory, 39 E. High St., Mooresville, Ind., with a service beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday. Burial with Military Rites will be in Mr. Pleasant Cemetery in Monrovia, Ind.

Survived by:

Fiancé: Keona Stidham of Frankfort and her sons, Eian & Evan Stidham, Son: Nick Tackett of Mooresville, Daughter: Jenna Tackett of Mooresville, and Grandson: Sylas Wayne Tackett.


Leave your Condolences

12 Condolences for “Joseph Jennings Tackett”

  1. Amy Fogleman September 21, 2021 at 6:10 pm

    Keona, Nicholas and Jenna, So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God surround you with his love and give you comfort during this difficult time. Sincerely, Matt & Amy Fogleman

  2. Sandy and Kenny Dragoo September 21, 2021 at 7:33 pm

    It was a privilege for me, and my husband to know Joe. Having worked with Joe for over two years, I can honestly say that he was a caring man that loved people, helped those needing help, and was well liked by residents at Friendship Village where he worked. Joe was a good man who loved his family and appreciated his friends. He will be missed and our condolences go out to those he loved. Rest easy soldier. Your tour here is complete.

  3. Monica Smith September 22, 2021 at 5:45 am

    So sorry. Sending love, prayers, and hugs to all of you. Monica Smith

  4. Sherry Kellett September 22, 2021 at 6:56 am

    He was a sweet man, so sorry for your loss.

  5. Sandy Sexton September 22, 2021 at 1:01 pm

    Joe, you will be sorely missed here at Friendship Village. You had a way of walking right into our homes, heart and lives in such a kind, laidback manner. Wish I had told you how much you were appreciated! You will never be forgotten.

  6. Adam Kirby September 22, 2021 at 2:52 pm

    Keona…I am so sorry for your unexpected loss. Please know that I have been thinking of you and will say a prayer for you as well.

  7. Nathan and Vicki Hale September 22, 2021 at 6:17 pm

    Keona, we are so sorry that we cannot be at the service for you. We will be in Michigan. We pray for God’s peace and blessings to comfort you and all the family. We will try to get with you soon. Hugs and love. Remember we are here for you whenever you need help. Nathan and Vicki

  8. Joyce A Boyer September 22, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    He was such a good man whom cared so much about the people around him. He was a hard worker here at Friendship Village. Rest in Peace Joe. Prayers for comfort for all the family and friends.

  9. Martha September 23, 2021 at 8:28 pm

    Keona, Nicholas and Jenna, the loss of Joe leaves a huge hole in our lives. The office will not be the same without Joe. We share the burden of your loss and wish you peace. I can’t imagine what you must be going through, but wanted you to know my thoughts are with you. Please accept my condolences. So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God surround you with his love and give you comfort during this difficult time. Martha & Juan Vega

  10. Patricia Crockett September 24, 2021 at 1:33 pm

    Keona and family,
    Our prayers for your unexpected loss. Joe helped us a lot..we will miss his smile.
    Patti Crockett and Mick Click

  11. Madonna Ritter September 25, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    Joe was a very good man and brought much joy to Keona and her family. So sorry for your loss Keona. Love you.

  12. DD Axsom September 26, 2021 at 2:32 am

    Keona and Family our hearts break for you during this sad and trying time. May God wrap his loving arms around each and everyone who loved Joe. I wish we could have gotten the chance to meet him, I’m sure we would have loved him Love The Axsom’s

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