Charley ‘Eb’ Elbert Tacker |

Charley ‘Eb’ Elbert Tacker

Charley “Eb” Elbert Tacker passed away Sunday evening, Aug. 19, 2012 in his home in Carbondale.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Emma Lou Tacker (Strong), parents Bert and Minnie Tacker, his three brothers and two sisters.

He is survived by sons Ken (Debby) Tacker and Eddie Tacker and his daughter, Tammy Ziegler; grandchildren Kendra (Christopher) Coble, Felisha Darnley, and Desiree (Mark) Laughery, Jimmy (Becky) Ziegler, Justin (Neuza) Ziegler and Johnny (Chris) Ziegler; and nine great-grandchildren along with numerous brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Eb was born and raised in the Roaring Fork Valley and worked for the City of Aspen in numerous positions for 29 years. He was a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge, was a retired Aspen Volunteer Fire Department member (badge number 8) and enjoyed hunting, fishing and traveling, spending time with family and friends, and spoiling his great-grandchildren. Some of his most memorable trips were to Alaska, Lake Powell, and Missouri.

Visitation is from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 at Farnum Holt Funeral Home, 405 W. Seventh St., Glenwood Springs, Colo. Services are at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24 in Aspen at Red Butte Cemetery, during which anyone who wants to share a story can speak, or they can print it and it will be read for them.

Luncheon following at the Glenwood Baptist Church, 406 W. Seventh St., Glenwood Springs. Everyone is welcome to attend and share their stories and memories of Eb.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to your local fire department.

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