May 12, 2029 ~ August 23, 2015
Bill E. Thacker, age 86, of Mulberry Grove, IL passed away Sunday, August 23, 2015 at his home. Public graveside services will be held Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 10 AM at McInturff Cemetery. 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 Memorial contributions are suggested to The Mulberry Grove United Methodist Church
Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 10 AM
I got the pleasure of meeting Bill at the Huddle House in Highland – I was eating breakfast by myself a couple months ago and he came in for some coffee. He asked if he could join me and we had such a great conversation. Turns out that I played softball with his granddaughters and we both had a love for horses. When I said I had to get moving on my to-do list, he wished me luck 🙂 I bought his coffee before I left and could not help but think what a sweet man he was and what a great way to start my day. My sympathies go out to the family – I feel lucky to have met Bill that random morning.
May you all find comfort in our Lord's word at John 5:28, 29 "the hour is coming when all those in the memorial tombs will be resurrected." Then at John 11:25 where Jesus said " I am the resurrection and the life.." May these few verses bring you comfort. Your neighbor and friend, Madeline Hernandez