Charles Donald “Don” Tackett, age 80, passed away on July 8th, 2013.
He lived in the Gray and Johnson City area for 14 years. He was born in East Orange, New Jersey, on May 22, 1933, to Adeline E. Carl and Russell Charles Tackett.
After high school, he served in the Air Force. Then he received his Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Oklahoma State and his Master’s degree in Business Administration and Aviation from Emory Riddle Aeronautical University.
Don spent 45 years of his career working with space research and satellite communication for NASA and an additional 10 years working for FedEx. After retirement, he served 13 years with SCORE.
He is survived by a son, Richard Russell and wife, Jacqueline A. Tackett; a daughter, Denise Carol Tackett-Vance; and two grandsons, Nicholas Adam Tackett and Alexander Paul Tackett.
A memorial service will be held at Unity Church of the Tri-Cities, 105 Phillips St., Johnson City, TN 37601 on Sunday July 28th, at 2:00 PM.
Family requests donations be made to your favorite charity in lieu of flowers. Website: www.unitychurchofthetricities.org.