In Loving Memory

Joey Grant Tackett, d. April 21, 2015



In Loving Memory

July 12, 1956 – April 21, 2015

Joey Tackett Obit Photo

Joey Grant Tackett, 58, passed away on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 in Fairhope. Joey loved the beach and going fishing.  He also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Willard and Olva Tackett and his sister, Vivian Tackett Bingham.

He is survived by Dianna, his wife and best friend of 18 years; two daughters, Jill Belvins and Maggie Faz; three sons, Jeremy Tackett, Jamie Tackett and Joey Kurish; ten grandchildren, Monique, Justin, Remi, Justice, Erica, Isabel, Michael, Tyler, Lucas and Mariana; one great grandchild, Richard; many loving cousins and all his brothers and sisters he gained in his 39 year of working at the steel mill.

A memorial service will be held from 3:00pm to 8:00pm on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at USW Local 1299 Hall, 1424 W. Jefferson Avenue, River Rouge, Michigan 48218. Expressions of condolence may be offered at Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home and Crematory, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL 36526.


  1. Donald Pugh

    Joey was a fine man and a joy to be around and work with on different occasions. He will be missed by all. prayers and condolences are being lifted up to his family.

  2. Albert Courson

    It was great working with Joey, I was only on his shift for one year but it was the best time I had. He made each day at work go by fast and he always made me laugh when I was around him.

  3. Dale Alexandee

    Joey will be rememberd for his out going personality and his willingness to help others at work and at play. He was always looking forward to seeing his grandkids when summer time rolled around and always said that he was glad to be in the South because the Winters were not cold and wore short sleeve shirts.
    He is a Great Man to his wife family and friends and may God help you all during this time of sorrow.

  4. Michelle Hylton Facey

    A Mighty Millwright name Joey Tackett received his wings. Joey you’ll me missed. I always enjoyed your long time story and laughing with you. You were the best of the best millwright. I enjoyed working with you and knowing you and Dianna. My condolences to Dianna Tackett and family. We lost a great one, but gain a angel.

  5. Ed Connolly

    I’ve known Joey for over 30 years. We first worked at Great Lakes Steel and then we moved to Alabama and worked at Thyssenkrupp Steel. He was a good friend and a great millwright. I am sadden by the loss of my dear friend and my condolences go out to Dianna and the entire family.

  6. Stacey Cook

    Joe was the nicest man anyone could hope to meet, very welcoming and always smiling. Great at karaoke, Bob Seger had some competition. He will be truly missed. My heart goes out to Dianna and they’re family.

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  8. Roy Cooper

    I worked with Joey at Great Lakes Steel it was a pleasure working with him you know you could count on him to get the job done .RIP my friend

  9. Doneeta Patterson

    Joey was my cousin. We hadn’t seen each other in a very long time. I went to a family reunion 2 years ago and that is when I got to see Joey. It was so nice to be with him again. He was so sweet and I loved his smile. I am so sorry that I have loss you again. You will always be in my heart. RIP

  10. Lonnie .mmullins

    I went to school with Joey everyone loved him it’s so say for your lost

  11. Barry Tackett

    Joey and I were cousin that grew up together we lived two houses apart. We were childhood playmates, butch more we went to school together, shares clothing, shoes and played baseball, basketball and football together. He was like my brother. We got separated when he moved to Michigan for work. I will never forget you Joe, I will miss you bro. I love you man

  12. The Guy,Neal,Luther Families

    May Joey rest with Our Heavenly Father and know that He was A Blessing to All of the many Lives He touched here on Earth…thoughts and Prayers for Dianna and Family.


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