Benjamin Tackitt, 77

Benjamin C. “Ben” Tackitt, age 77, Huntington, died at 9:50 a.m. Sunday, April 14,  at The Heritage of Huntington.

Benjamin was born Sept. 12, 1935 in Wales, Ky., the son of Robert L. and Mellie (Little) Tackitt.  He graduated in 1954 from South Whitley High School and attended the International Business College, Fort Wayne. Benjamin was a veteran of the United States Army and after his service in the military he married Ginger K. Ferrell on Nov. 17, 1957 in South Whitley.  They shared 46 years of marriage before she preceded him in death Feb. 24, 2003.

Benjamin retired in 2000 from Farmers Elevator of South Whitley after working as an accountant, prior to that he worked for Donald G. Fisher C.P.A.  After retirement, Benjamin worked part-time for Terry Reckard C.P.A.  He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Huntington, and served as an Usher for many years.  He was also a charter member of the Evening Exchange Club of Huntington.

Survivors include his two daughters, Jayne (Bruce) Tomlinson, Lagro and Joan (John) Johnson, Huntington; three brothers, Maurice Tackitt, Garrett, Larry Tackitt, South Whitley, Danny Tackitt, Sun City Center, Fla.; three grandchildren, Megan Johnson, Matthew Johnson, Kendall Tomlinson, and a special friend Lois Foellinger, South Whitley. His wife, his mother-in-law, Evelyn Ferrell, three brothers, Charles Tackitt, Freddie Tackitt, Quentin Tackitt and one granddaughter, Ashley Tomlinson, preceded him in death.

Family will receive friends from 3-7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington.  Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 19, with one-hour visitation prior to service at Bailey-Love Mortuary, with Rev. Matt Gapinski officiating.  Burial will be held in South Whitley Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church or Parkview Home Health Care and Hospice in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary 35 West Park Drive, Huntington, Indiana 46750.

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Posted on 2013 Apr 15