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Our Brother Cecil

posted Feb 16, 2015, 9:41 AM by Kurt Gazow   [ updated Feb 18, 2015, 5:16 AM ]
The roll of the workmen has been called, and one Master Mason has not answered to his name.  On February 12, 2015, VW Brother Cecil Lee Tackett laid down the working tools of the Craft and with them left that mortal part for which he no longer has use. Strengthened in his labors here by faith in God, and confident of expectation of immortality, he has sought admission to the Celestial Lodge above.

Very Worshipful Brother Cecil Lee Tackett was raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason in North Bank Lodge #182 on February 27, 1964.  VWB Cecil always stood ready to help the lodge, and our District, as needed, serving as Worshipful Master of North Bank Lodge in 1995, as well as many years as Treasurer.  Most recently, VW Brother Cecil stood guard at the entrance to the lodge as Tyler, where Masons who came to North Bank more recently knew him best.

VW Brother Cecil was not only active in North Bank Lodge.  A member of Eastern Star, as well as being a Shrinemason, Cecil brought his calm demeanor and wise council to many organizations.  Ever the true and trusty Brother and friend, he touched many lives, and is beloved by all that knew him. 

While we mourn VW Brother Cecil's passing, we cherish and celebrate the memories we carry of a wonderful man and Mason.

Obituary of Cecil Tackett

Cecil Lee Tackett Jr. passed away on February 12, 2015. He was 77 years old.
Cecil was born on December 27, 1937 to his parents Cecil and Bertie Tackett in Bokoshe, Oklahoma. Cecil was a veteran in the U.S. Army (specialist 4th class), and worked as a maintenance electrician, retiring from James River Paper Mill. He has been a Washougal resident since 1947, and was active in many clubs and organizations, and had many accomplishments: A.W.P.P.W Local #5, Past Master of North Bank Lodge #182, F.&.A.M, honorary Past Master of WA Lodge #4 F.&.A,M, Past District Deputy of District #19 Grand Lodge of WA, Al Kader Temple of the Shrine, Motor Escort Group of Al Kader Shrine Club, Valley Scottish Rite Bodies, I.O.O.F of Washougal, Columbian Rebeckah Lodge #220, Past Patron of Vashti Chapter #136 O.E.S and Lackamas Chapter #152 O.E.S, Past Rainbow Dad, former Shriner Clown, and Grand Representative of Nebraska, in Washington, for the Order of Eastern Star. Cecil was a great man and his dedication to our community will be greatly missed.

Cecil is survived by his loving wife of 57 years Joanne M. Tackett at home; sons John K. Tackett and Dwayne E. Tackett (wife Shirley); daughters Charleen R. Tackett, Darleen Head (husband Daniel), and Michelle L. West; 5 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and his sister Shirley Brownlee. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother E. Eugene Tackett.

A celebration of Cecil’s life will be held on February 20, 2015 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Camas at 11:00 AM, with a graveside at Evergreen Memorial Gardens at 1 PM. Those who wish may make a contribution in Cecil’s name to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children or the American Diabetes Association. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown’s Funeral Home.

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