David L Tackett Sr., age 57, passed away on Tuesday September 27, 2022 after a long battle with a rare Leukemia which he fought to the very end with everything he had. He was surrounded by his wife, the love of his life Patty (Best)Tackett and his greatest joys, his children, David “Newt” Tackett Jr, Kayla Belson (Brandon), Samantha “Goob” Bernard (Jon) and 7 grandchildren, Kaysyn, Calen, Ella, Remi, Cora, Kendyl and Hudsyn David who affectionately called him “Toppy”. Dave lived for his family. They were his entire world. Dave was born March 25, 1965 in Erie. Pa to the late Ben Tackett and the late Cindy McDonald (Stetson). In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Russell and Ruby Stetson and his paternal grandparents Irving and Edna Tackett and Step Father Bill McDonald. He is also survived by eight siblings Steve Tackett, Tina Tackett (Rick), Regina Wheeler (Keith), Betty McDonald -Perz(Jose), Annie McDonald, Billie McDonald-Pruitt (Toby), Eugene (Buck) Stetson (Jona) Further survived by his father and mother in law Eugene and Sue Stetson, Sister- In-law Pam Dragar. Several nephews, nieces and cousins. Dave lived life to the fullest from a very young age. He was an avid dirt track fan to the very end. He owned and drove his own car, the 68T for many years. Holding track records at Stateline Speedway, Eriez and Conneaut OH for many seasons. After he retired from driving he worked on many race crews and had the reputation of being the best there was for scaling a race car.. Later in life he developed a love for motorcycles and with his “Mabel” on the back of their Harley Davidson years of memories were made. Dave worked hard from a young age. His younger years were spent doing farm work which he always enjoyed. He was a heavy equipment operator most of his adult life. Working with Tom Parmeter Excavating and then onto McCormick Construction for the last several years. He considered his co-workers to be family. Friends and family may call at the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 South Lake Street, North East on Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until time of a funeral service at 5:00 p.m. Officiating the service is Pastor Troy Keith. The family would like to extend a huge thank you to Owen McCormick, Missy Pennfield, Jona Sayers and the many family and friends who have supported them through this journey. Memorials may be made to the family in care of the Funeral Home.