Daniel Thacker, Sr., 79, passed away peacefully Monday, June 25th, in the care and comfort of his family.
A native of Alamance County, he was the husband of Gail Olivia (Lib) Thacker of the home and son of the late Sanders A. Thacker and Agnes Boggs Thacker. He retired from Burlington Industries Pioneer Plant after thirty-five years and nine years with ESI America.
He was a loving and caring husband and father as well as a doting grandfather and great grandfather.
He will be remembered for his love and devotion to his family, as well as his love for camping, all animals, especially horses, music, motorcycles and his gift for woodworking.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years; a daughter, Nancy and husband Marty Bean of Mebane; a son, Daniel and wife Lynnette of Mebane; granddaughters, Katie Johnson (Kyle) and Erin-Ashley Huffman (Andy); grandson, Charles Ross; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Rev. William Thomas Thacker and wife Rita of Tampa, Florida; and his ever faithful canine companion, Lucy.
He was preceded in death by sisters, Florine Jones, Jo Nell Cook and Patricia Keck; and brothers, Sanders A. Thacker, Jr. and D.A. Thacker.
The funeral service will be conducted at the Rich & Thompson Chapel in Graham, 207 E. Elm Street, Graham, NC on Friday, June 29, 2018 at 2:00 PM by Rev. William Thacker. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Mebane.
The family will receive friends at the Rich & Thompson Funeral Home & Crematory in Graham on Friday, June 29, 2018 from 12:45 until 1:45 PM and respectfully ask that you will understand their need to grieve in private in the coming days, all thoughts and prayers during this time are greatly appreciated.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, an animal shelter or to a charity of the donor’s choice.