Wheeler Funeral Home
Ray Ellis Thacker of Covington passed away March 25 at his residence. The son of Norman Hill and Ola May Harvey Thacker, he was born in 1925 in Covington. He retired from Fort Gilliam after 37 ½ years of service and then opened Ray and Son Lawn Mower Repair. He loved his family and enjoyed helping his family and friends.
Mr. Thacker is survived by his wife of 63 years Joyce Cochran Thacker of Covington; son Ronnie and Kathy Thacker of Covington; daughter Linda Ann Spivey of Florida; grandson Chet Thacker of Covington; granddaughters Ronda Brand of Covington, Erica Thacker of Covington, Christie Thacker of Covington; great-grandchildren Jonathon Jack- son, Chelcie Jackson, Ashley Brand, Matthew Brand; several nieces and nephews; special neighbor and friend John Cross. He is preceded in death by parents Norman Hill Thacker and Ola Mae Thacker, brother Edgar Thacker.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today March 28, in the chapel of Wheeler Funeral Home with the Rev. Lawrence Lockett officiating. Guests may sign the online register book atwww.wheelerfuneralhome.com.