Dennis Carroll Tackett, 69, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in a local hospital.He was a native of Cartersville, Ga., but had spent the greater part of his life in the Chattanooga area. Mr. Tackett was employed as an Iron worker for many years and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was of the Baptist faith and was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Ann Tackett; parents, Cleveland and Jeanette Tackett; and sons, Clyde and Harold Tackett.Survivors include his daughter, Janet Lynn Tackett; his companion of 17 years, Betty Mann sisters, Karen Tackett and Betty Joyce Tackett; stepchildren, Ricky and Reginald Pursley; grandchildren, Ashley Hope and Marcus Lebron Tackett.Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the South Crest Chapel with the Rev. Mike Freeman officiating. Burial will follow in Overlook Cemetery, Flat Rock, Ala.To share expressions of sympathy, visit lane-southcrestchapel.com.The family will receive friends from 3-8 p.m. today at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, located at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.