Thacker, 74, passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Carol Ann Wallain; parents, Edward and Bonnie Mae Thacker; brother, Bill Thacker; sister. Vera Mae Rollins. Those left to cherish his memories are his children, John Thacker, of Murfreesboro, Steven Thacker, of Whitwell and William Lewis Thacker, of Pikeville, Ky.; sister, Jerline Akers, of Whitwell; grandchildren, Christine, Katie, Kendall and Daniela. Family will receive friends noon-8 p.m. today, March 5, 2014. Funeral services 2 p.m. Thursday, March 6, 2014, in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Hershel Powell officiating. Interment to follow at Whitwell Memorial Cemetery. Share photos and memories at www.whitwellmemorialfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Whitwell Memorial Funeral Home Inc. 423-658-7777.