Campbell Co. deputy passes away on Christmas Eve

(WBIR) Funeral arrangements have been scheduled for a Campbell County deputy and assistant pastor who passed away on Christmas Eve.

Campbell County Sheriff Robbie Goins said Billy Rich Tackett, 65, passed away at LaFollette Medical Center on Tuesday. Tackett served as a Campbell County deputy for seven years. Before his time with the sheriff's department, Tackett was a state trooper and a Vietnam War veteran. He was also the assistant pastor at Guiding Star Baptist Church for a number of years.

Tackett's family will receive friends from 5 - 8 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 29 in the Martin Wilson Chapel. A funeral service will follow. The burial is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 30 at the Woodlawn Cemetery at noon.


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