Rodney Mitchell Tackett, 50, of Coila died Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at his residence. 

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Williams & Lord Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. Saturday until the 11 a.m. service time at Mount Olive Baptist Church. Burial will be in Mount Olive Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. David Haggerty will officiate. 

Rodney was born March 10, 1969, in Greenwood to William Tackett and Delores Acy Tackett. He graduated from Covington High School in Covington, Louisiana, in 1988. He was a devout LSU football fan, enjoyed woodworking and loved to cook for his family and friends. He worked in the family business, Acy’s Grocery, for 29 years and established The Hilltop Restaurant in 1998. 

He is preceded in death by his mother. 

He is survived by his father, William J. Tackett of Greenwood; brothers Reggie Tackett and wife Sandy of Mandeville, Louisiana, and Randy Tackett and wife Beth of Greenwood; nephews Cody Tackett and wife Lisa of Vicenza, Italy, Dalton Tackett of Mandeville, Louisiana, and John Hollis and Sumner Tackett of Greenwood; niece Caitlyn Thomas and husband Tyler of Thomas, Louisiana; great-nieces Anna Kate, Addisyn and Audrey Thomas and Carter and Chloe Tackett; and his beloved dog, Reese. 

Pallbearers will be James Arnold, Ben Knight, Ricky Lee, Kyle McPherson, Jimbo Moore, Todd Stein, Greg Thigpen and Bill Thornburg. Honorary pallbearers will be Colten Acy, Tucker Arnold, David Bratton, Jeff Clark, Malone Dunn, Bo Ellis, James Locke, Tony McCluskey, Chris Robinson and Billy Tate.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Mount Olive Cemetery Fund, 6587 CR 23, Coila, MS 38923, or a charity of the donor’s choice. 

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