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Funeral: 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home
Visitation: 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home
Interment: Clay City Cemetery
Deon E. Tackitt, age 81, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Saturday afternoon, September 28, 2019, in Flora.
He was born May 4, 1938, in Louisville, the son of Frank Earl Tackitt and Gladys Rochelle (Fowler) Tackitt. He married Charlene Higgason on May 18, 1974, in Ingraham, and she preceded him in death May 27, 1999. He later married Violet Ervin, and she also preceded him in death.
Deon had worked for McDonnell-Douglas, World Color Press, and later retired from Fedders in Effingham. In the past he had attended Wayne City Church of God. Deon especially enjoyed race cars, drag racing, and collecting model cars.
Deon is survived by 1 brother: Ronnie Tackitt of Flora; 1 sister: Vickie Cline (husband Joe) of Fairfield; 1 aunt: Jean Fowler of Flora; 2 nieces; and 1 nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents; both wives; and a sister-in-law: Helen Cline Tackitt.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora. Interment will be in Clay City Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Hospital for Children and will be accepted at the funeral home.
May your family have God’s arms wrapped around you in love. So sorry for your loss. Will miss his love for cars. May God bless you
Deon you will never know how much you were loved by the staff at Heritage Woods
So sorry to hear of Deon’s passing. It was an honor to serve him at Heritage Woods. He will be missed.
You were a wonderful man,you will be missed,but I seen you were growing weary and tired and in a lot of pain,but you are in a place now where all that is gone. We love you. Love you Ronnie and Vickie praying for you both
So sorry to hear this. He wud help my dad, when my dad was at the Gardens. Very kind heart.
I am so sorry for your loss