Thatcher James Arthur Thatcher, age 83, of Spruce Pine died Sunday, July 7, 2013 at Brian Center Health and Rehab in Spruce Pine. Born on May 4, 1930 in Columbus, Ohio, he was the son of the late Harold and Roxie Walton Thatcher. Mr. Thatcher was a proud graduate of Ohio State University and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. Thatcher was a Game Warden in Ohio for five years and taught school at the Old Mission Peninsula School in Michigan for nine years. Also, he was the operator of an art gallery with his wife, Connie for a number of years. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and trapping. Mr. James Thatcher is survived by his wife; Connie D. Thatcher of Spruce Pine; his sons; William A. Thatcher of Tucson, AZ; Jon W. Thatcher and wife, Carol of Billings, MT; James T. Thatcher and wife, Deb of Cobleskill, NY and Joseph D. Thatcher and fiance', Laura Kalchik of Asheboro, NC; his brother; Thomas O. Thatcher and wife, Rita of Sequim, WA; and his granddaughters; Sam and Hannah Thatcher of Billings, MT and Meredith Betts Smith and husband Shane of Greensboro, NC. A memorial service will be held in Michigan at a later date. Words of comfort may be e-mailed to the family by going to our website; www.webbfh.com., selecting Mr. Thatcher's name and then you may sign his guestbook. WEBB FUNERAL HOME in Spruce Pine, NC is assisting the Thatcher family.
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Webb Funeral Home
128 Roan Rd Spruce Pine, NC 28777
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on July 10, 2013