Bill E. Thacker, age 86, of Mulberry Grove, passed away Sunday August 23, at his home. Graveside services for 86 year-old Bill E. Thacker will be Saturday, August 29, at 10:00 a.m., in McInturff Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Mulberry Grove United Methodist Church. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Bill was born May 12, 1929 in Bond County to Jacob and Ada (Rachow) Thacker. He married Betty J. Shepard on October 9, 1948 in Morganfield, KY. She died December 20, 1991. He is survived by his children, Dennis E. Thacker of Mulberry Grove, IL, Russell Todd Thacker of Vandalia, IL, and Peggy J. Sohn of Greenville, IL. He is also survived by his grandchildren. Tara (Terry) Marcordes of Chatham, IL, Kimberly (Stuart) Snow of Greenville, IL, Carissa (Jason) Waters of Fletcher, OK, Cody (Holly) Thacker of Effingham along with seven great grandchildren. In addition to his wife he was preceded death by four brothers Lloyd Thacker, Wilber Thacker, Paul Thacker, and Robert Thacker and one sister Virginia Smith.
He grew up north of Mulberry Grove and moved into town after his marriage. He and his wife then moved to north of Mulberry Grove in 1958. He had worked mainly as an oil field pumper but had also been a heavy equipment operator, and had also worked as a supervisor at Van Tran Electric. He served over 20 years as Bear Grove Township Road Commissioner. He loved raising and trading horses. He was a member of the Gilham Lodge #809 AF & AM was also a member of the Mulberry Grove United Methodist Church
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