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SGT Joseph Merle “Joe” Tackett

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SGT Joseph Merle “Joe” Tackett

Birth
Whitehouse, Johnson County, Kentucky, USA
Death
23 Jun 2005 (aged 22)
Baghdad, Iraq
Burial
Whitehouse, Johnson County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID
102825492 View Source

Joseph Tackett, 22, of Hinesville, Ga., died Saturday, June 23, 2005 in Baghdad, Iraq. Born Sept. 22, 1982, in Johnson County, he was a son of Wendell and Kathy Fraley Tackett. He was in the Army branch of the military. Additional survivors in-clude his wife, Stephanie Bryan Tackett; a brother, Samuel Francis Tackett of Shelbyville; and a sister, Kathy Michelle Spencer of Whitehouse. Funeral services will be 12:30 p.m. Sunday, July 3, at Tackett Family Cemetery, Whitehouse, with Harold Conley officiating. Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, is in charge of arrangements. Friends may call Saturday, July 2, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Johnson County Middle School gymnasium.
Big Sandy NewsSgt. Joseph M. Tackett of Whitehouse, Kentucky was fulfilling a lifelong dream to see the world and often wrote e-mails to his mother telling her of the new and exciting things he was doing every day. Joseph dreamed of joining the military, even when he was a student at Johnson Central High School in Paintsville, enlisting in the military to change his future. He wanted to give himself the opportunities to do the things he wanted to do in life. He was living in Hinesville, Georgia with his wife, Stephanie. At the time of his death, Joseph was completing his second tour in Baghdad, which began Jan. 31, 2005. He was expecting an 8 to 18 month deployment there. When he had time to spare, he wrote letters to students at his old elementary school, who were his "pen pals." Plucky and full of life, Tackett enjoyed skateboarding and introducing Iraqis to American rock music. He was 22.

Army
1st Battalion
76th Field Artillery
4th Brigade Combat Team
3rd Infantry Division
Fort Stewart, Georgia

Joseph Tackett, 22, of Hinesville, Ga., died Saturday, June 23, 2005 in Baghdad, Iraq. Born Sept. 22, 1982, in Johnson County, he was a son of Wendell and Kathy Fraley Tackett. He was in the Army branch of the military. Additional survivors in-clude his wife, Stephanie Bryan Tackett; a brother, Samuel Francis Tackett of Shelbyville; and a sister, Kathy Michelle Spencer of Whitehouse. Funeral services will be 12:30 p.m. Sunday, July 3, at Tackett Family Cemetery, Whitehouse, with Harold Conley officiating. Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, is in charge of arrangements. Friends may call Saturday, July 2, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Johnson County Middle School gymnasium.
Big Sandy NewsSgt. Joseph M. Tackett of Whitehouse, Kentucky was fulfilling a lifelong dream to see the world and often wrote e-mails to his mother telling her of the new and exciting things he was doing every day. Joseph dreamed of joining the military, even when he was a student at Johnson Central High School in Paintsville, enlisting in the military to change his future. He wanted to give himself the opportunities to do the things he wanted to do in life. He was living in Hinesville, Georgia with his wife, Stephanie. At the time of his death, Joseph was completing his second tour in Baghdad, which began Jan. 31, 2005. He was expecting an 8 to 18 month deployment there. When he had time to spare, he wrote letters to students at his old elementary school, who were his "pen pals." Plucky and full of life, Tackett enjoyed skateboarding and introducing Iraqis to American rock music. He was 22.

Army
1st Battalion
76th Field Artillery
4th Brigade Combat Team
3rd Infantry Division
Fort Stewart, Georgia


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