LIMA — K. Howard (Howie) Tackett, Howie passed away at home on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 11:08 P.M.
He was born in London, Ohio, on September 30, 1940. His parents Hardin H. and Mary Emma (Britton) Tackett preceded him in death. He also had two sisters, Louise Tackett and Beatrice (Edd) Howard, and a step-brother Ray Vaughn Tackett who are deceased. His brother PFC Wilbur T. Tackett was declared MIA on December 6, 1950. Howie served in the US Marine Corps from 1958 to 1962. On October 16, 1982, he married Barbara (Shepard) Alberding, who survives.
Howie and Barb enjoyed their life together. They especially liked fishing and boating on Grand Lake St. Mary's where they kept an RV. Upon their move to Florida in 1994 Howie continues his passion for golf and added playing senior softball to his recreational activities. He is a member of the American Legion Post 96.
While in Lima, Howie was employed at Neon Products, CED Electric and Oakwood Forensic Center.
He is also survived by two daughters Michele of Arizona and April (Eugene) Whited of Kissimmee, Florida. Two grandsons Michael Whited of Kissimmee and Daniel (Ashley) Whited Tempe, AZ. One granddaughter, Patricia Whited of Kissimmee. He also has two great grandsons, Lucas James and Liam Eugene Whited of Tempe. In addition, survivors include three step-daughters, Carla Yetman and Karen (Peter) Smith of Lima and Beverly (Rafael) Bejarano of Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Four step-grandsons Matthew (Tracey) Otto and Jesse Cole of Lima, Joshua (Autumn) Cole of Ada, and Sgt Curtis (Kristen) Yetman of T. Benning, GA. One step-granddaughter, Katarina Bejarano of Arkadelphia. Six step great grandsons and one step great granddaughter. Howie loved his step-family as his own and attended their various activities whenever possible.
He will be cremated. At his request, there will be no viewing nor memorial service. Final arrangements are being handled by Chiles Laman Funeral and Cremation Services Shawnee Chapel. Family and friends are invited to a party on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at the Lima American Legion Post 96. This was his wish.
Contributions may be made to Angels for Animals.
Condolences may be expressed at chiles-lamanfh.com