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Rayburn Carson Thacker, 65, Church Hill, Hawkins Co TN,
went home to be with his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ on
Tuesday, February 16, 2010, at his residence.
Rayburn was a born again Christian and attended First
Baptist Church of Church Hill prior to the declineof his
illness. He proudly served his country in the United
States Army. He retired from the Kingsport Press and was
on the Auxillary Police Force and Church Hill Rescue
Squad. He also served two terms as Alderman for the city
of Church Hill.
He is preceded in death by his father, Earl Thacker; and
brother, Waylon Thacker.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Shelba Jean Fields
Thacker; two sons, Darrell Thacker and his wife Kristie of
Surgoinsville, TN, and Jeff Thacker and his wife Heather
of Church Hill, TN; his mother, Millicent Thacker;
brothers, Randall 'Sonny' Thacker and his wife Kathy of
Rogersville, TN, and Rick Thacker and his wife Amanda of
Rogersville, TN; sister, Karen Reed and her husband Earl;
grandchildren, Whitney and Kennedy; and nephews, Junior
Morelock, and Ryan and Bridgett Thacker.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to
Renee Skelton with hospice care.
Calling hours are from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, at the
First Freewill Baptist Church of Church Hill.
Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m., Friday,
February 19, 2010, at the First Freewill Baptist Church
of Church Hill, with his sons, Darrell Thacker and Jeff
Thacker, and Preacher John Arnott officiating.
Graveside services with Military honors will be conducted
at 2 p.m., Saturday, February 20, 2010, at Church Hill
Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Darrell Thacker, Jeff
Thacker, Mark Johnson, Earl reed, Randy Britton, Roger
Bailey, Bo Lee, and Robbie Lee. Honorary bearers will be
J. C. Fields and Wayne Robinette.
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Johnson Funeral Home of Church Hill is serving the Thacker
Service Location: First Freewill Baptist Church
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