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Richard "Warren" Thacker

December 10, 1922 ~ April 12, 2021 (age 98)


Richard "Warren" Thacker, age 98, of Spencer, passed away peacefully at 5:33 pm on Monday, April 12, 2021, at Owen Valley Health Campus in Spencer. He was born in Owen County, IN on December 10, 1922, the son of  Calvin Richard  &  Anna (Authur) Thacker.  

Warren attended Spencer High School and was a United States Army Veteran of World War II.   Warren owned and operated a Pure Oil gas station in Anderson, Indiana, before moving to Spencer in 1967 and working for Sears.  He retired and enjoyed being a small cattle and hay farmer.  

Warren was a member of the White River Primitive Baptist Church near Gosport.  He loved his church and church family, gardening, fishing, farming, singing, and visiting with his family and friends.

He is survived by four sons, Curt (Benita) Thacker of Spencer, Tim (Leigh Ann) Thacker of Spencer, Jim (Teresa) Thacker of Bloomington, and John (Debbie) Thacker of Freedom, a daughter-in-law, Shirley Thacker of Gaston, sixteen grandchildren, and twenty-nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty-five years, Wilma Jean (Dixon) Thacker in 2011.  He was also preceded in death by his parents, a son, Richard Thacker, three brothers, and seven sisters.

Memorial service will be announced in the following weeks.

Memorial contributions may be made to Riley Children's Hospital, the Owen County Veterans Park, or the contributors choice.

Arrangements are in care of West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home in Spencer.

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