It is with great regret that we announce the passing of Mr. Thomas Dale Fernand Tacon, Sr., age 66, of Fayetteville, TN. Mr. Tacon was born on December 23, 1950 in Mobile, AL to the late Tate Aristede Shelton Tacon, Sr. and Barbara Rose Byrd Tacon. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He eventually retired from being a self-employed general contractor. In his spare time he was an avid bowler and bee keeper. Mr. Tacon passed away on September 10, 2017 at his residence.
Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Jean Burch Tacon of Fayetteville, TN; children, Thomas Tacon, Jr. (Misty) of Fayetteville, TN and Roseanna “Jeanie” Smith (Kenneth) of Murfreesboro, TN; siblings, Terry Tacon (Demetria) and Karen Tacon of Lacey’s Spring, AL and Tina Larrabee (Richard) of Acworth, GA; grandchildren, Carissa and Michael Tacon of Fayetteville, TN, Angel, Alyssa, and Isaiah Smith of Murfreesboro, TN, and Cailyn Tacon of Huntsville, AL; and great-grandchildren, Collin and Adyson Carter of Fayetteville, TN. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Tate Aristede Shelton, Jr.
A visitation with the family is planned for Friday, September 15, 2017 at 5 PM until 8 PM at Higgins Funeral Home.
As the day approaches and we face five years without Tommy it is with love and memories that we hold tight to each other. Your courage in Vietnam made you a hero to many. Your love for me as a big brother made you my hero.
My deepest sympathy to the Tacon Family. I’m sorry for your loss. It’s a hard time for the family and friends right now. But the scriptures can bring comfort. At revelation 21:4 it’s says “And death will be no more.” God will do away with death forever. And we will see are loved ones again. I hope that brings you comfort.
Sending my love to Charlotte and your family. I was so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. His sense of humor and kindness will be missed.
I love you Dad
Will miss that smile, the little quirks with your taste in food and the infinitly wise advice you always gave freely!! I will miss you more now than ever. You ARE loved by so many, including me. REST IN PARADISE my friend. I know you will always watch over Char and the kids. That’s just the way you are!
I WAS VERY SORRY TO HEAR OF TOMS PASSING.HE WAS A GOOD GUY.BEING WE WERE EX MILITARY,I ALWAYS FELT A BOND BETWEEN US.HE ALWAYS HAD A SMILE FOR ME AND A WARM HAND SHAKE.I ENJOYED BOWLING WITH HIM AND GOT A HIGH FIVE FROM HIM WHEN I DID GOOD.R.I.P. MY FRIEND,YOU WILL BE MISSED.
Tommy was the last of the Southern Gentleman. He was always Pleasant and Respectful to me always. I always appreciated him and his kindness to me. The Good die young they say. Tommy proved that once again.
So sorry for your loss. Although I only knew him for a short he was a very kind, sweet caring man. He will be missed. Prayers for the family
So sad for your loss. My prayers are with you Char and the family. Wish I lived closer to give you a hug. Love you, Aunt Nina
Tom, you taught us the meaning of “friend” and “neighbor.” The world lost a great man when we lost you. You will be greatly missed. We love you.
I love you Tommy. You were one of the best men I’ve ever met. You should have been a guide for others so they can be great men. You are missed dearly. See you on the other side. ?
I remember long ago visiting you when Jeanie brought me there to your house. I will forever remember such a wonderful and kind person. Rest In Peace!
Tommy sr was a great man, a boss like no other, I have many great memories of him from working at the restaurant. So very sorry for the loss of such a well loved man.
Forever and always your favorite “yank” and you will always and forever be my only favorite “redneck”. You will be remembered with sweet and fun loving memories and sorely missed. Forever in my heart. <3
I will miss so much Uncle Tommy , next to my dad you were one of my favorite men in this world .
My heart goes out to the family. He was a great hard working and loveable man. He will be missed by many including myself