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Alvin Wayne Thacker, 67, of Church Hill, Hawkins Co TN,
passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at
Holston Valley Medical Center.
Born in Scott County, VA, Wayne was a veteran of the U.S.
Air Force. He had spent his adult life in Kingsport before
moving to Church Hill in 1996. He retired from Domtar in
2007 after 40 years of service and was a member of the
Domtar Riders. Wayne loved to go camping with his family
and friends and go riding with the Domtar Riders. He
attended Gravely Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hubert and Estill
Fields Thacker; and brother, William Eldridge 'Bill' Thacker.
He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Vada Sue
Bullock Thacker, of the home; daughter, Jennifer Hale, of
Church Hill, TN; son, Russell Thacker, of Kingsport, TN;
granddaughter, Barbie Hale Moore and husband Jeremy, of
Church Hill, TN; grandsons, Brandon Thacker and Evan
Thacker, both of Danville, VA; sisters, Barbara Lawson and
Nancy Fields, both of Kingsport, TN; brothers, Gary
Thacker, of Eidson, TN, and Bob Thacker and wife Shirley,
of Kermit, VA; brothers and sisters of the heart, Harold
and Dinah Derrick, of Kingsport, TN, and Harold and
Deborah Bullock, of Fort Worth, TX; and several nieces and
The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.,
Friday, March 18, 2011, at Gravely Baptist Church, 500
Gravely Road, Kingsport, TN. Friends may also call anytime
at the residence.
A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. at the church, with
Pastor David Salley officiating. Music will be provided by
Military graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m.,
Saturday, March 19, 2011, at Oak Hill Memorial Park, with
the American Legion Post 3/265 and the TN National Guard
conducting the rites. Harold Bullock will also officiate.
Pallbearers will be Michael Thacker, Robert Thacker, Brian
Derrick, Adam Derrick, Russell Thacker, and Carlos Dickerson.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Domtar Riders and his
Memorial contributions may be made to Gravely Baptist
Church, Attn: Building Fund, 500 Gravely Rd, Kingsport, TN
Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport is serving the Thacker
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