Thacker, Gary (Cleveland)

Monday, December 7, 2020
Gary Thacker, 75, of Cleveland, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, December 5, 2020.

Gary was born in Oak Ridge, Tn. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and a graduate of Southwestern Theological Seminary. He dedicated more than 40 years of his life to ministry; serving as pastor at Piney Flats Baptist Church, Big Spring Baptist Church, Pinecrest Baptist Church, and Corinth Baptist Church. He was a member of Westwood Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Ann; his daughters, Heather Waner (Jeff), Alison Griffith (Shane) and April Slocumb (Robbie); his beloved grandchildren, Andrew Miller, Lily Griffith, Jack Miller, Aidan Waner, Max Waner, Ella Kate Griffith and Peyton Slocumb; and his nephew, Jared Thacker (Marie). 

Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Dorothy Thacker, and his brother, Jim.

Due to COVID-19, the family will hold a private service officiated by Rev. John Turner. Gary will be buried at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Cleveland. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Westwood Baptist Church, 4001 Georgetown Road NW, Cleveland, Tennessee 37312, or Foundation House Ministries, 258 Broad Street NW, Cleveland, Tennessee 37311. foundationhouseministries.org.

Share a personal memory of Gary or your condolences with his family at his online memorial located at www.companionfunerals.com. 
Companion Funeral & Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Thacker family with these arrangements.

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