Pastor Thomas L. Thacker, age 67, of Jefferson, SC and currently residing in Seymour, Tenn., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at his residence. He was born September 13, 1952 in Bristol, Va., a son of the late Earl R. and Mary E. Harrison Thacker. Thomas was a U.S. Army Veteran serving 6 years and 16 years in the Reserves. He lived most of his life in the Bristol area. Thomas was a former employee of Line Power and the U.S. Post Office and left in 1997 to become a full time Pastor. Thomas received Jesus as his Saviour on July 31, 1979 and was ordained on March 22, 1981. He pastored Johnson’s Chapel and Open Door Baptist and was assistant pastor for Bethel Baptist all of Bristol, Va.; Believers Baptist, Carrollton, IL; Pilgrim Baptist, Abingdon, Va.; and most recently, Almetta Baptist in Jefferson, SC, June 2006-present.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister, Margie Thacker; and brothers, Bill Thacker, Troy “Buddy” Thacker and Kenneth Thacker.
Survivors include his loving wife of 47 years, Faye Phillips Thacker; children, Karen Stevens and husband Jonathan, Kevin T. Thacker and wife Heather; grandchildren, Nathan, Caleb, Elizabeth, John, Timothy, Lydia Stevens, Madisyn, Olivia, Hannah, Cana Thacker; brothers, Michael Thacker, David Thacker and wife Teresa, James Thacker and wife Shirley, and Tim “Tink” Thacker; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, 2020 in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Kevin Thacker, Pastor Charles Biggs and Pastor Dean Powers officiating. Interment will follow at Crumley Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Bristol VFW Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 p.m. Monday, July 13, 2020 at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Corey Joplin, Mickey Jordan, Johnny McCathern, Tyler McCathern, Johnny Tadlock, Curtis Watkins, Troy Watkins and Kenny Wilson. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Almetta Baptist Church, PO Box 415, Jefferson, SC 29718 for purchase of church sign in his memory.
The family has chosen to make the livestream of the service available to the public and may be viewed at www.oneroomstreaming.com Event ID: WeaverFH Password: QEZIMT
A service of Celebration and Thanksgiving to God for the life and ministry of Pastor Thomas L. Thacker will be held at Almetta Baptist Church, Jefferson, SC. The date and time will be announced.
Weaver Funeral Home of Bristol, TN and Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC are serving the Thacker family.