ODESSA George E. Tacker, 82, of Odessa, went to be with his heavenly father January 2, 2014, after a long struggle with cancer. He was born February 6, 1931, in Carson Lake, Arkansas, to Ruby & Alfred Tacker, the first of ten children. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Maxine, two sisters, and three brothers, one of whom passed six hours after George. |
He first joined the US Navy and then the US Marine Corp, where he earned the Purple Heart Medal, the Korean Service Medal with one Star and the United Nations Service Medal.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Patsy McKay Tacker of Odessa, children, Kay Warner, Robert Tacker & Debra Tacker, all of Odessa, step-sons, Mark & Steve McKay, brothers, Carl & Butch Tacker, both of Brady, TX, sisters, Joyce Tomlin of Odessa, Jenny Duncan of Spearsville, LA, (5) grandchildren, & (5) great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, January 5, 2014, at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 Monday, January 6, 2014, at Life Change Baptist Church, 1000 N. Texas, with Rev. Johnny Thomason officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials may be made to the
of Ector County.
The family extends special thanks to Dr. Sudhir Amaram, Dr. Renuka Borra, Dr. John Whitten and the amazing staff of Home Hospice.
Services entrusted to Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
Published in Odessa American on Jan. 4, 2014