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Carl "Junie" Tackett, 86, who was born in Scott County on March 5, 1926, to Cleveland and Thelma Greenup Tackett, passed away at his home Feb. 1, 2013. He was the husband of 67 years to Mary Katherine Stevens Tackett. He owned and operated Carl's TV Repair for 50 years, worked in TV repair for Barney Millers and Montgomery Ward. A well-known farmer, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing guitars and cards with his family. He especially enjoyed his lake house on Elmer Davis Lake in Owenton. A World War II veteran, he trained at Fort Hood, Texas, served in the 60th infantry regiment under General Eisenhower in France and Germany, where he was promoted to sergeant. He was a member of the Georgetown Baptist Church and often attended service with his family at St. John's Catholic Church, Georgetown and St. Edwards Catholic Church in Owenton. He is a member of the VFW and American Legion.Â Along with his wife, survivors include his sons, John "Clevie" (Jessie Sandford, fiancé) Tackett of Florida, Carl Mason (Susan) Tackett and Alfred (Teresita) Tackett; his daughters, Sharon (Don) Hawkins, Donzetta (Stewart) Hughes, and Kaye (Steve) King, all of Georgetown, Jean (Carl) Bush of Lawrenceburg, Anne (Chester) Hillard of Frankfort; 14 grandsons; seven granddaughters; 21 great-grandchildren with one expecting; six stepgrandchildren; two brothers, Estill "Buddy" Tackett and Charles "Macy" Tackett of Georgetown; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Wayne and Bobby Gene Tackett; a sister, Thelma Joyce Taylor; two sister-in-laws, Margaret Sparks and Florence Holland. The family received friends Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at the Georgetown Baptist Church. The funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Saint John's Catholic Church in Georgetown. Burial was in the Georgetown Cemetery with Father Linh Nguyen and Bro. Richard Weekly officiating. His grandsons served as the pallbearers. The honorary pallbearers were Charles Cutshaw, Bobby Hughes, J.W. Southworth, Tony Hampton, Tom Fister and Wyatt Hoffman. In lieu of flowers, donate to your favorite charity or Hospice of the Bluegrass, 1317 U. S. Highway62E, Cynthiana, Ky., 41031. Online condolences may be made at www.tuckeryocumwilson.com.
Published in The Owenton News-Herald from Feb. 6 to Feb. 13, 2013