Gena Rolen "Nanny" Thacker, 89, of Knoxville, passed away Friday July 19, 2013.
She was born April 14, 1924, and was a member of First Baptist Church. She was a long-time resident of Roane County and former member of Piney Grove Baptist Church; retired from Roane Hosiery. She was preceded in death by husband, Lewis Thacker; parents Sam and Ada Wyatt, 5 brothers and 2 sisters.
Survived by daughter and son in law, Shirley and Terry Irwin; grandson, Matthew; and sister, Jeannette Arp; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She had a gentle spirit and loving heart. She was dedicated to her family and held a special place in her heart for children, working for many years at Seymour Childcare and First Baptist Nursery.
Funeral was 2 p.m. Tuesday July 23, in the Kyker chapel with the Rev. Dave Ward officiating. Burial was in Roane Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the
, 4708 Papermill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37909. The family received friends from 12:30 until 2 p.m. Tuesday at Kyker Funeral Home in Kingston. www.kykerfuneralhomes.com
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