Oliver Tackett

August 14, 1943 ‒ October 11, 2019

Johnstown, Ohio

Oliver Tackett, age 76, of Johnstown, died peacefully on Friday, October 11, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family.  Retired from Worthington Foods in 2004 after 32 years of service.  Member of Victory Free Will Baptist Church in Marengo.  Oliver enjoyed fishing, playing cards with his family, gardening, farming, raising hogs, watching old westerns and football.  Born August 14, 1943 in Paintsville, KY to the late Benjamin and Julie (Walters) Tackett.  Also preceded in death by sister, Bessie Preston; brothers, Jesse and Kenneth Tackett; step-daughter, Waltraud Dressler.  Survived by loving wife of 40 years, Christa M. Tackett; step-daughter, Christiane Swisher of Columbus; brothers, James of Paintsville, KY, Philip and Paul of Powell, and Timmy of Centerburg; sisters, Frankie Hall of Fountain Run, KY and Brenda Shinaberry of Marengo.  Friends may call from 5 pm to 7 pm on Monday, October 14, 2019 at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. State Route 61, (at SR 3), Sunbury, where Funeral Service will be held at 11 am on Tuesday.  Pastor Mike Gillen officiating.  Interment Kingwood Memorial Park, Lewis Center.  The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Tackett family.  Please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com to share a memory or condolence with Oliver’s family.

  • I will truly miss oliver jessie he. And I use to hang out with him during some summer days and oliver could raise the roof when the mood struck him.. Alot of good memories that I could never forget! RIP uncle oliver.!

  • sorry for the Family loss. praying for u all. he will be missed at VFWB church. he was a blessing each time he came in to church. God bless you all.

  • Our prayers go out to Oliver s family !! I only know Christa & Brenda from church , but my heart goes out to you all ! Pray God helps you tomorrow & all the days after !! Love Jim & Penny Cantleberry

  • I knew Ollie from work and I was very lucky to have known such a wonderful person.Sorry for your Loss Krista and the rest of Ollie ‘s and your family loss Krista. May God hold you all in the palm of his hands in this difficult times.Rest in peace Ollie you will be missed .Love Pauline Bartlett

  • Christa, I am sorry to hear of Ollie’s passing. I enjoyed our time as Retort Operators for Worthington Foods. He taught me things about gardening that helped me grow great vegetables. I know he loved you very much and appreciated everything you did for him. I will pass along the news to fellow workers from W.F.I. that I still see. Take care of yourself.