Dayton Tackett, 77 of Warsaw, Indiana passed away at 4:35 pm on Monday, September 16, 2013 in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
On October 30, 1935, he was born in West Virginia to Mid and Wille (Berlin) Tackett. He was united in marriage to Virginia Mahnke Michael on July 28, 1968 in Warsaw, Indiana who preceded him in death in 1993.
Living most of his life in Kosciusko County, Dayton served in the U.S. Marine Corp, enlisting in 1954. He was also a supervisor for Jomac Inc., Warsaw for 35 years. He attended First Christian Church, Warsaw and was a member of Warsaw Bowling Association and was an avid golfer.
Dayton was survived by his son, Larry A. Michael, Houston, Texas; two daughters, Karen J. Guffey, Warsaw and Dorothy J. Murphy, Goshen; one sister, Wanda Osborne, Wittenville, Kentucky; three brothers, Herschel Tackett, Groom City, Ohio, Lonnie Tackett, Bainbridge, Ohio and Homer Tackett, Columbus, Ohio; one aunt, Tootsie Tackett, Churubusco; six grandchildren, Terri (and spouse Don) Holland, Warsaw, Michael Utter, Warsaw, James (and spouse Amber) Utter, Warsaw, Kristian Hall, Panama City Beach, Florida, Nicki (and spouse Michael) Tinkey, Goshen and Tracy (and spouse John) Boyenga, Cypress, Texas; six great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife and one great grandson.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 pm EDT on Saturday, September 21, 2013 in Lucas Funeral Home, Pikeville, Kentucky. Burial will be in Tackett Family Cemetery, Little Robinson Creek, Virgie, Kentucky.