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 Franklin B. Thacker

Franklin B. Thacker

Norton, Wise County, Virginia, USA
Death 7 May 2010 (aged 83)
Big Stone Gap, Wise County, Virginia, USA
Burial Big Stone Gap, Wise County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 79572863 · View Source
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Spouse: Georgie Thacker

Sept. 24, 1926 - May 7, 2010

APPALACHIA, Va. — Franklin B. Thacker, 83, of Appalachia, went home to be with Jesus Thursday (May 7, 2010) at Heritage Hall, Big Stone Gap, Va.

He was born Sept. 24, 1926 in Norton, Va. He served nine years in the Navy and was retired from Westmoreland Coal Company. He was of the holiness faith.

He was preceded in death by his son, Jerry Ronald Thacker; and daughter, Kay Viola Shular.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Georgie Thacker; daughter, Patricia Begley and husband, Ronnie of Big Stone Gap, Va.; son, James Thacker and wife, June of Tifton, Ga., daughter, Jamie Thacker of Appalachia, Va., son, Frank Thacker, Jr. and wife, Cindy; grandchildren, Billy Shular of Maysville, N.C., Rhonda Gilliam of Big Stone Gap, Va., Magin Maness of Big Stone Gap, Va., Miranda Thacker, Cricket Thacker and Jody Thacker of Tifton, Ga., Alyssa Farmer of Appalachia, Va.; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Grace Wells of Appalachia, Va.; special friend, Herbert Stacy of Appalachia, Va.

The family will receive friends at the Roy A. Green Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, with services to be held at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Duke Barker officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the American Legion Cemetery. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery.

Roy A. Green Funeral Home, Appalachia is in charge of arrangements.




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