Bobby Gene Thacker, 64, of Hatfield, passed away Thursday, October 13, 2016 at McLennan VA Hospital in Little Rock. He was born in Mena on December 21, 1951 to the late Lester and Goldie Allene Thacker. Bob was an ordained minister of the Free Will Baptist Church. He enjoyed playing his 12 string guitar and played with several gospel bands.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Ruby; two daughters, Molly Allene Thacker and Cera Ley Thacker-Dooley; granddaughters, Alexis Ann Dooley and Ruby Fae DeWitt; brothers, Thomas, Leon and Rufus Thacker; sister Laverne Thompkins; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Bob was preceded in death by brothers, Odell and Leroy, and his sister, Zelda.
Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service in Jacksonville, Arkansas, www.anaturalstatefuneralservice.com.