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Gary Tackett, age 60

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.

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  • Jim and Dawn Epps. Posted December 22, 2020 4:53 PM

    So sorry to hear about Gary’s passing. We only met Gary one when we were visiting Bobby & Julia Faye. We really enjoyed meeting him. He acted as if he knew us for ever. Our prayers for you @ his family.

  • Leslie Essary Posted December 22, 2020 7:00 PM

    I remember him at the races he’d come set with me and cindy for a minute make us feel all special but all he wanted was our snacks lol but that was ok he was our older cool handsome cousin..I’m sending love and prayers for The family ..❤️❤️

  • David Price Posted December 22, 2020 7:28 PM

    Grow up with Gary riding and racing motorcycles, Great friend and anytime our paths crossed later. He always had that smile..Thoughts and prayers to the family.

  • Jerry Ptak Posted December 22, 2020 11:54 PM

    So sorry to hear about Gary. I have not seen much of him lately, but we were good friends in Jr High and HS. He was always nice to me and a good friend. Thoughts go out to his family.

  • Phyllis Puyear Jones Posted December 23, 2020 7:39 AM

    Always so sad for me to hear of the passing of my former students. I taught Gary at Northside Junior High School. I remember his love for motorcycles. My sympathies to the family members.

  • John Roberts Posted December 23, 2020 1:59 PM

    I got to know Gary when he lived at Red Oak Airpark. I shared a love for motorcycles and drag racing and loved to talk with him about the sport. So sorry to hear about his passing. Prayers go out to his family and may the Lord be with them all.

  • Malarie Luckadue Posted December 23, 2020 8:47 PM

    Another classmate gone but not forgotten. I remember him from jr and senior high. Always with that gorgeous smile. Peace and blessings to the family and friends

  • Mark Jenkins Posted December 24, 2020 5:48 AM

    Great guy

  • Nina and David Butler Posted December 26, 2020 1:31 PM

    We are praying for your family during this time.

  • Connie Tackett Posted December 26, 2020 2:50 PM

    I joined the family when Gary was 9 years old. I remember the motorcycle races and a few years later he started racing. I always like his friendly happy love of life his wonderful smile and talkative outgoing personality. I pray the memories of good days and happy times bring peace for the family who love him.

  • DeAnne Tomboli Posted December 28, 2020 7:40 PM

    Thoughts and prayers are with the Tackett family, may God bless you and guide you during this difficult time.

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