Phyllis passed away at home on January 1, 2021 with loved ones at her side. She was born on February 28, 1938 to the late Vernon and Christine (Frazier) Tackett and grew up in Louisville and Olive Hill, Kentucky. She graduated from Morehead State College in 1959 and commenced her 30 year career as a business teacher. She served for many years as secretary of the South-Western Education Association.
A Valentine’s Day party in 1961 sparked a 59 year romance with her beloved husband Bob. They established their careers and grew their family in Grove City, Ohio eventually relocating to Southport, North Carolina where they celebrated many happy years of retirement.
In addition to her husband Bob, Phyllis also leaves behind her daughter, Lisa (Mark) Spitzer and her son, Craig Boggs. She is also survived by her sisters, Sue Tackett, Barbara (Charles) Eaton, Judy (Milton) Garner, Pam (Dave) Midkiff and was pre-deceased by her sister Jeanie (Tom) Halbrooks. She also leaves nieces, nephews and many dear friends.
Due to current health and safety concerns, a celebration of life will be held in Chapel Hill, North Carolina at a later date.