Owen L. Thacker (1923 - 2018)

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Owen L. Thacker, 94, of rural Mulberry Grove, passed away at 11:15 p.m. on Sunday, May 13, 2018, at Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Unity Baptist Church in Vandalia, with the Rev. Robert Weaver officiating. Interment will be in Bethlehem Cemetery in rural Mulberry Grove. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until time of services on Saturday at the church. Memorials: Bethlehem Cemetery. Hohlt and File Funeral Home in Vandalia was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be expressed at www.hohltandfilefh.com.
Mr. Thacker was born on Nov. 13, 1923, in Bear Grove Township, the son of Jarriette G. and Lola E. (Merriman) Thacker. He married Gladys A. Largent on May 27, 1944; she preceded him in death on June 20, 2006.
Owen spent his livelihood as a farmer and truck driver. He was a member of Unity Baptist Church in Vandalia.
He is survived by his son, Gordon Thacker and wife Carolyn of Mulberry Grove; daughter, Brenda and husband Gary Haupt of Mulberry Grove; grandchildren, Jennifer and husband Michael Garrison, Eric Haupt and wife Christina, Ty Henrichsmeyer and wife Cassandra, and Travis Henrichsmeyer and wife Samantha; and great-grandchildren, Colten Garrison, Austin Haupt, Logan Henrichsmeyer, Bex Henrichsmeyer, Austin Henrichsmeyer and Traeten Henrichsmeyer.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, Lowell Wayne Thacker; brother, Oral Thacker; and sisters, Lela Lawler, Alta Ernest and Opal Oldham.
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Hohlt & File Funeral Home Ltd
204 North Fourth Street
Vandalia, IL 62471
(618) 283-3434
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Published in The Leader-Union from May 15 to May 23, 2018