H. Kenneth Taggart

H. Kenny “Whitie” Taggart, 72, of Little Hocking, Ohio, passed away June 15, 2013, at Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta, Ohio.

He was born Sept. 18, 1940, in Davisville, W.Va., a son of the late Harold Floyd Taggart and Violet L. Williams Conn.

Kenny was retired from E.I. DuPont with over 32 years of service. He loved watching NASCAR, Dale Earnhardt and Tony Stewart, loved the Cincinnati Reds and the Ohio State Buckeyes. Kenny enjoyed hunting, fishing and had previously coached little league baseball. He was a member of the Little Hocking Volunteer Fire Department, and a member of Coolville Masonic Lodge 337, Coolville, Ohio.

Surviving is his wife of 52 years, Sharon “Suzy” Livingston Taggart; three children, Kenda S. Gibbs (Jim) of Canton, Ohio, Kenneth D. Taggart of Little Hocking and Kevin S. Taggart (Teresa) of Centerville, Ind.; two grandchildren, Kayla Marie Valencia (Erik) of Reedsville, Ohio, and Ashley Gibbs of Canton, Ohio; two step-grandchildren, Erica and Jessie of Centerville, Ind.; two great-grandchildren, Shayla Gibbs and Giovozzi Valencia; and a good friend, Charles “Charlie” Randolph of Vincent, Ohio.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Belpre, with Pastor Craig Holler officiating. Interment will follow at Rockland Cemetery, Belpre. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. today, with a Masonic Service at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Meti Home Health for their love, kindness and support.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.lamberttatman.com