Howard W. (Paw Paw) Thacker, 75, of Goodview, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 4, 2013. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cora Lee Thacker; parents, George and Ruth Thacker; brothers, Marshall, Everett, Otis, Pozy, and Dewey Thacker; and sister, June Hopkins. Survivors are his children, Wanda Neal and husband, Mike, and Donna Wilson and husband, Cecil, all of Roanoke, James "Doug" Viars and wife, Michelle, of Stafford, and Brenda Bonds and husband, Clarence, of Goodview; 13 grandchildren, 16 great- grandchildren; brothers, Walter and Billy Thacker; and sisters, Myrtle Martin, Eva Houck, Gracie Cobbler, Annie Phillips and Mary Hammock.
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Funeral Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at Oakey's Vinton Chapel with the Rev. James Patterson officiating. Interment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens with Military Honors by the DAV Honor Guard.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at Oakey's Vinton Chapel, 540-982-2221. Online condolences may be made at www.Oakeys.com.
Published in Roanoke Times on Mar. 6, 2013