Joy Lucille Tackel, 82, of Lowell, died Monday, November 27, 2017 at her home. She was born March 31, 1935 in Kingston to Richard Bird and Mary Virginia Lou (Cross) Deatherage.
She is survived by five children, John Leslie Tackel and wife Patti of Mountainburg, LaVonna Ritter and husband Mike of Chelsea, Oklahoma, John Tackel, Jr. and former wife Tammy of Springdale, Rebecca Wilson and husband Jimmy of Centerton, Denise Vinsant and husband Jesse of Lowell; grandchildren, Tyler, Libby, Megan, Avery, Amaya, Amy, Michael, Nick, Holly, Joshua, Christopher, Gregory Allen, Sherrie, Gregory, Emily, Melinda, LaVonna Renea, Felicia, Jeffery, Tanner, Chase, Katie; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter, Addison Kaylee Grace Foskitt. She is also loved by many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by nine siblings, Earl, Jewel, Evie, Berl, Margaret, Lilly, Bert, Vestel, Fannie; seven children, Lana, Floyd, Kelly Jo, Charlie, Eric, Derek and Gregory Dean; and a granddaughter, Jessicca.
Funeral services were Friday, December 1, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel. Interment was at Friendship Cemetery.