Richard Tackett

Gaffney, South Carolina

Jun 16, 1961 – Mar 28, 2021


June 16, 1961
March 28, 2021
Gaffney, South Carolina


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Gaffney, S.C. – Richard Allen Tackett, 59, of 110 Pierce Lane, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at his residence.

Born in Charleston, WV, he was the husband of Rhenda Gibson Tackett and the son of the late Glen Tackett and Faye Hunt Tackett. He enjoyed fishing, the beach, and was a NASCAR fan, especially Dale Earnhardt and collected NASCAR memorabilia. He was owner/operator of Tackett Trucking Company and enjoyed spending quality time with his grandchildren. Mr. Tackett was a member of Shelby Free Will Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, also surviving is a step-son, David Gibson of Gaffney; a step-daughter, Ashley Ledford of Boiling Springs; three brothers, Randall Tackett (Bonnie) of Chesnee, Michael Tackett (Kristy) of Mission Viego, CA and Andrew Tackett of Shelby; four grandchildren, Allen Ledford, Reagan Ledford, Caison Gibson, Blakelee Rippy; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at Shelby Free Will Baptist Church. Funeral services will immediately follow at 4 p.m. at the church with Pastor Mike Carper, Mr. Jerry Clontz and Miss Reagan Ledford officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Shelby Free Will Baptist Church in memory of Richard Tackett, 403 College Avenue, Shelby, NC, 28150.

The family will be at the residence.

An online guest register is available at

Blakely Funeral Home & Crematory, Gaffney, SC

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Deepest sympathy for the loss. While it has been some time since I've seen Richard I remember him as a very kind and gentle man. It was my pleasure to have known him. I know he is healed now and in a better place with our Lord. Prayers for you Rhenda and all the family during this difficult time.