Dixie Tackett, 91

Dixie Tackett, 91, of rural Wabash, died at 9:15 p.m., Monday, July 27, 2020 at Parkview Wabash Hospital.  She was born on Saturday, Feb. 16, 1929 in Van Lear, Ky., to Everett and Sara (Manns) Blevins.

Dixie married Freddie Tackett in Paintsville, Ky. on March 3, 1947. She was a homemaker. Dixie was a very loving person. She enjoyed being with her family and loved them dearly.

She is survived by her husband, Freddie Tackett; and three children, Teresa Tackett, Tammie Tackett, and Randy Tackett, all of Wabash; seven grandchildren, Jessie (Abby) Tackett, Jared (Jessica) Tackett, Travis (Kristen) Tackett, and Heath Tackett, all of Wabash, Nick (Stephanie) Schumaker and Kevin (Caitlyn) Schumaker, both of South Bend, and Brian (Melissa) Schumaker of Indianapolis; seven great grandchildren; and four sisters, Betty Johnson, Lora (Terry) McGovern, Josephine Banks, and Marie Tackett, all of Wabash.  She was preceded in death by her parents; two daughters, Brenda Schumaker and Judy Tackett; and two brothers, Everett Blevins, Jr, and Virgil Blevins.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash, with Brad Eckerley officiating. Friends may call 2-6 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is St. Jude Children's Hospital.

The memorial guest book for Dixie may be signed at

Posted on 2020 Jul 29