JEFFERSONVILLE - Thacker, Gordon Finley, 78, passed away on Friday, April 4, 2014, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.
Gordon was born on March 16, 1936 in Lookout, KY, to the late John Greely and Matilda Justice Thacker. He retired from Ford Motor Company in Louisville, KY, and was a member of First Presbyterian Church. He loved spending time with his family, traveling, square dancing and camping. He was a member of the local Ivy Diggers Camping Club, the Indiana State Association of FCRV and the Family Campers & RVers. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #340, Scottish Rite in Evansville, the Murat Shrine in Indianapolis, Tri-County Shrine Club, the UAW Local 862, and was a Kentucky Colonel.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Geroyd Thacker; two sisters, Janice Thacker Justice, Joyce Thacker Adams; and a niece, Jennifer Berryman King.
He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Petsy Lynch Thacker; a daughter, Melanie Thacker Glover; three grandchildren, Gretchen Glover, Nathan Glover (Cheyenne), Zachary Glover; one great grandson, Declan Glover; a aunt, Margaret Musick; two nephews, John Adams (Starr), David Lynch (Becky); two nieces, Kathy Lynch Hobbs (Ronald), Leigh Ann Lynch Jacobi (Brian); five great nephews, Vince King, Chris King, Nicholas Lynch, Jonathan Lynch, Bradley Hobbs; three great nieces, Brittany Hobbs, Brianna Jacobi, Natalie Jacobi; and a brother-in-law, James Lynch (Venita).
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church, 222 Walnut Street, Jeffersonville, with cremation to follow. Visitation will be held on Thursday at Legacy Funeral Center from 4-8 p.m. and on Friday from 10-11 a.m. at the church.
Memorial contributions can be made to First Presbyterian Church or the Crusade for Children. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
To leave a special message for the family, please visit: www.legacyindiana.com
Legacy Funeral Center
921 Main Street Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Published in The Courier-Journal on Apr. 8, 2014