Buford Dale Tackett, 73, of Cow Creek, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 15, 2021. He was born to Late Edgar and Edith (Baisden) Tackett on June 9, 1947, in Monaville, W.Va. In addition to his parents, Dale was preceded in death by one son, Mark (Michelle) Tackett; and four siblings, Shirley Tackett, Barbra Smith, Hershel (Bucky) Tackett, and David Tackett. Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of fifty-three years, Leona Faye (Balentine)Tackett; two children, Lisa (Wallace) Meade of Logan, W.Va., Brian (Catherine) Tackett of Obetz, Ohio; Daughter-In-Law, Michelle (Ward) Tackett; ten grandchildren, Justin (Andrea) Tackett, Joshua (Kaylin) Tackett, Tyler Tackett, Cassidy Abshire, Hannah Tackett, Natalie Tackett, Ryan Tackett, Morgan (Samuel) Ward, Jenna Meade (Tyler Adkins), and Amanda (Eugene) Mullins; four great-grandchildren, Kynlie Tackett, Cooper Tackett, Alivia Johnson, and Emilee Mullins. He was also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, and special friends including Pastor Elbert and late Lynn Johnson and family, Francis Solomon, and Dale’s entire church family at the Church of God of Prophecy of Logan, W.Va.
Dale was raised in Logan, W.Va. and was a 1967 graduate of Logan Senior High School. It was there that he met the love of his life, Leona Faye (Balentine)Tackett, whom he married on June 8, 1967. He was a coal miner with W-P Coal Company for many years and went on to retire in 2002 as a heavy equipment operator for the Department of Highways; however, Dale’s greatest accomplishments in life were his three children and his relationship with the Lord.
Dale was a devout Christian and served many years as a minister and dedicated member of the Church of God of Prophecy joyfully redeeming souls for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Visitation will be held Monday, February 22, 2021 at Collins funeral Home in Switzer, W.Va. from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm with Reverend C.D. Wolford officiating. Entombment will follow at Highland Memory Garden’s Mausoleum in Chapmanville, W.Va.
Pallbearers include Justin Tackett, Joshua Tackett, Tyler Tackett, Ryan Tackett, Wallace Meade, Jr., and Tyler Adkins.