Benjamin Douglas Tackett died on October 6, 2019 at the St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City, Kansas. He was born on March 29, 1937 in Lakin, Kansas to Earl & Bessie (Wells) Tackett. He attended school in Deerfield and was a member of the Deerfield United Methodist Church.
In August of 1955 he married Margaret Bennett. They lived in Deerfield, Kansas for 2 years and then moved to Garden City, Kansas when he worked for the City of Garden City from 1958-1965. He then worked for Eatherly Construction from 1966-1984. Also worked for Webb Pipeline for two years and he retired. Later he worked for the City of Deerfield and retired in September of 2016.
He is survived by his wife, his sons; Michael (Darci) Tackett of Las Vegas, NV, and Mitch (Deanna) of Deerfield, KS; a sister Mert (Sylvester) Goetz of Kingman, Kansas, a granddaughter Amber Tackett, and two grandsons Tyler Tackett, and Trace Tackett and one sister in law, Lora Tackett; 7 step granchldren, and 15 great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Stanley and Robert.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, Octobrer 14, 2019 at 10:30 am at the Deerfield United Methodist Church in Deerfield Kansas.
Interment will be at the Deerfield Cemetery in Deerfield, Kansas.
Memorials are suggested to the Deerfield United Methodist Church in care of Price & Sons Funeral Home, 620 N. Main St. Garden City, Kansas 67846.
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