Mr. Donald Lee Thacker, Sr., age 78, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at a local medical facility.
Mr. Thacker was born in Rome, Ga. on October 1, 1938, son of the late Lee Eddie Thacker and late Cleo Manning Thacker. He was a graduate of Johnson High School and veteran of the United States Marine Reserves. Prior to retirement, Mr. Thacker was associated with Thacker Starter and Alternator as a rebuilder. He loved being in the outdoors and hunting and was an avid horseback rider.
Survivors include his three daughters, Tina Hiles, and her husband, Tommy, Kingston, Tanya Barfield, and her husband, Danny, Armurchee, Melissa Henderson, Rome; a son, Donald “Donnie” Lee Thacker, Jr., and his wife, Felecia, Adairsville; eight grandchildren, Tom Hiles, Brent Moore (Stephanie), Katie Barfield, Mason Thacker, Brianna Thacker, Sierra Lingerfelt, Halee Henderson and Rayce Henderson; one great grandson, Stephen Moore; two brothers, Wendell Thacker, Kingston, Charles Thacker, and his wife, Carol, Rome. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
In accordance with his wishes, Mr. Thacker will be cremated. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017 at 11 a.m., in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, with Dr. Steve Drake officiating.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the funeral hour at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel.
Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Etowah Humane Society, 36 Ladd Mountain Road, Cartersville, Ga., 30120, or call 770-383-3338.
Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, has charge of the arrangements.