Peter Rawson Tackett, 80, of Meridian, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014, in Valley Mills, Texas. Funeral Service were held at 2:00 P.M., Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Richard Creech officiating. Interment followed at the Meridian Cemetery. Pallbearers were Robert Brunner, Joshua Brunner, Cleve Tackett, David Winkler, Ron Bowlin, and James Gregory.
Peter Tackett was born September 22, 1933 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Robert E. Lee Tackett and Margaret Mae Rawson Tackett. Peter graduated from North Caddo High, and later attended Louisiana Tech. Peter owned his own business before he retired and moved back to Texas. Once he moved back to Texas he then managed the Bosque County Recyling program and drove a school bus. During his free time he loved to boat and fish, especially with his grandson. He is survived by his children: Joleen Helen Keeney and husband, Darrell, of Iowa, Roland Rawson Tackett, of Oregon, Shawn Denise Brunner, and husband, Robert, of Clifton; brothers: Stanley Tackett of Texas, and Cleve Tackett of West Virginia; 9 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Margaret, brothers: Gordon, Johnny, Eddie, and Steve; his sisters, Ruth and Linda; son, Shannon Grey Tackett; and a grandson.
Condolences may be sent to Mr. Tackett's family at www.lawsonfuneralhome.net.
Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, Meridian, Texas 254-435-2792.