Tyler Nathan Tacker, 40, passed away in his home in Bellingham, Washington Thursday March 9, 2023.
Tyler was born in Mount Vernon, Washington to Brett and Sandy Tacker on August 26, 1982. He was Brett and Sandy’s first-born son. Tyler was very active in sports growing up and was very athletic and outgoing. Throughout his childhood, he had many people who called him friend and was known for his loyalty and kindness. He especially loved baseball and would have flourished at the high school level if he had stayed in school. He was also known for his intelligent mind and exceeding everyone’s expectations with his knowledge and love for learning history.
Tyler welcomed his first child Dylan Tyler Tacker in November of 2001 and his daughter Lillian Irene Gianna Tacker in July of 2006. He loved being a dad, his favorite thing was to spoil the kids and show them all the love he had to give. He once again became a father in February of 2015 to Guinn Marie Tacker. Guinn had a rough start to life but became stronger than ever and is flourishing at life and has grown into a spunky little girl that loves her dad so much. Tylers true pride and joy in life was his kids, he would give them the world if he could. Tyler had just begun to reconnect with his children, he attended Lilly’s cheer tournaments this past year, was there to Celebrate birthdays and holidays. Loved talking to his one and only son about his career and enjoyed every video chat with his daughter that lives in another state.
Tyler had so much to look forward to in life, he was recently engaged to his fiancé Shannon, and they had many future plans that included traveling the world and just be present in each other’s life. One of Tylers proud moments was proposing to Shannon last Summer in Leavenworth. He adored her and she adored and loved him just as much.
Tyler left behind 3 beautiful children who are going to be lost in this world without their father.
Tyler is survived by his parents, Brett and Sandy; stepparents, Dale and Lori; his children, Dylan, Lilly and Guinn; his fiancé, Shannon; siblings, Justin, James, Patrice, Darien, Michelle, CJ and Jason.; nieces and nephews, Gage, Gabby, Troy, Asher, Penelope, Sophia; many aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and numerous friends.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Troy and Arlene Tacker; grandfather, Arnold Woody (papa).
A graveside service will be held at Bayview Cemetery on Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 12:00pm with a reception to follow at The Eagles in Sedro-Woolley for anyone who would like to share memories and celebrate Tyler with his family and friends. Share memories of Tyler and sign the online guest register.
Wish you well Tyler. My thoughts and best wishes go out to your kids, fiance and parents.
A important benefit of teaching is all the wonderful young souls who enter our lives and forever leave an imprint with us. Tyler is one of those.
I will never forget his talents and even more importantly the sweetness that he possessed.
My heart goes out to his children and family.
Oh Brett, this breaks my heart. I pray for peace for all of you, and a return to moments of joy someday, somehow. And though I know that words are not enough, please know that I’m SO sorry.
Shannon I am so sorry for your loss, truly. Sending lots of love and peace, from Canada. Oxox
Tyler, you were so loved by so many. I hope you will continue guiding and watching over your 3 Beautiful kids as they will need your guidance as they venture life without you. And please send them signs of you being close to them as the days ahead approach. Rest easy up there, I hope Grandma Tacker has a sandwich waiting for you and Grandpa has some good conversations with you. And I know papa will want to show you all his yard work he’s done while up there. Until we meet again…
Tyler, I forgot in my 1st comment to ask to please give Travis a great big hug for me, and tell him his mom can’t wait to see him again one day and thinks of him every day. ❤️
Tyler I remember you and Justin hanging out with Papa and Meme. And I remember when Dylan was hanging out with me and Meme and Papa. You are greatly missed. I know you are up with Papa and with your other grandparents. And that is good. Tell Papa I love and miss him Sooooo much. See you one day when the Lord call’s me home.
Condolences to all of you. We were so very sorry to hear of Tyler’s passing. He was a sweet young man and will be missed by many.
Sandy and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Prayers for all who need comfort.
We are sorry for your loss prayers for the family we love you all. Billy &Lucille Jenkins