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Leroy Thacker

Leroy Thacker, age 73, of Mena passed away Friday, April 22, 2016 in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

He was born in Hatfield, Arkansas on July 25, 1942 to Lester and Allene Thacker and was lovingly married to the late Stephanie Thacker for many years.  Leroy was a xray technician and inspector for the pipeline.  He loved his chickens and horses and really enjoyed watching sports, but most of all he loved spending time with his kids and grandkids.  Leroy was a kind and loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and friend to all who knew him.

He is survived by sons, Kevin Thacker and wife Renee, Brent Thacker and wife Kimberly, Dustin Thacker and wife Kimmie, Terry Thacker and wife Wendy, Joshua Thacker and wife Sandra; 11 Grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren; brothers, Thomas Thacker, Rufus Thacker, Leon Thacker and Bobby Thacker; and sister, Lavern Thompkins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Stephanie, an infant son, Scott Lane Thacker, a granddaughter Lacie Morrell, a brother Odell Thacker and his infant sister Zelda.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 25, 2016 at the Beasley Wood Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Alvin Rosson officiating.  Interment will be in Rocky Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be his sons, Kevin Thacker, Brent Thacker, Dustin Thacker, Terry Thacker, Joshua Thacker and Grandson Landon Thacker.  Honorary pallbearer is Justin Grasman.

Visitation is general.

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