Gary Tackett, 60, of Jacksonville, passed away on December 19, 2020. He was born on October 21, 1960 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Tommy and Lois (Carmical) Tackett.
He graduated from Jacksonville High School in 1979 and was a member of the Cabot United Methodist Church. He was the owner of Jacksonville Kawasaki.
To know Gary was to love him. He had a great sense of humor and he loved his family deeply. If you knew him, you knew his love for motorcycles. Gary raced short track for years as a teen. He continued racing and even placed #1 in the nation competing in the Sportsman Class of the National Drag Bike Association. He then continued his passion for motorcycles and ATV’s as his career, working in the family business.
Gary’s other loves were taking beach trips with his family and hanging out by the pool. He loved Razorback Football and Basketball and all sports. He was also a true Patriot and loved his country. Gary was a very loving and caring person, and would do anything for anyone in need. He will be deeply missed.
Gary leaves behind his loving daughter, Danielle Brown (Joe) of North Little Rock, Arkansas; his grandchildren Beckett Brown and Spencer Brown; his parents Tommy and Lois Tackett of Jacksonville, Arkansas; his former wife Bobbi Faye Tackett of North Little Rock, Arkansas; his sister Melody Moler (Blaine) of Vilonia, Arkansas; his two nieces Emily Neal and McKinley Moler; his great-niece Miley Neal and great-nephew Peyton Neal; and a host of extended family and friends.
In light of Covid-19, Gary’s family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers if you are not able to attend the service. Please be aware, as per Arkansas directives, attendance will be regulated in accordance to Arkansas guidelines. All guests in attendance will be required to wear masks/facial coverings and social distancing guidelines will be in place.
A Celebration of Gary’s life will be on Monday, December 28, 2020, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas. 501-982-3400.