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Thomas Eugene Thacker

Thomas Eugene Thacker, age 84, of Mena, Arkansas, died February 11, 2024, in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He was born to the late Lester and Allene Thacker on September 12, 1939.

Thomas worked at Ford Motor Company in Mena for 20 years as a body man repairing and painting cars when Ford Motor Company closed, he became a chicken farmer along with his cattle farming. He loved  to make hay but his biggest love was restoring classic tractors.

Thomas was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Jackie Thacker, his parents; brothers, Bobby Thacker, Odell Thacker, Rufus Thacker, Leroy Thacker; sister, Laverne Thompkins; infant sister, Zelda.

Thomas is survived by son, Jeffrey Thacker and wife Charlotte of Mena, Arkansas; daughter, Leslie Troutman and husband Tom of Mena, Arkansas; grandchildren, Jeffrery Thacker of Mesquite, Texas, Melissa McIntosh of Sulphur Springs, Arkansas, Tara Harder and husband Shane of Mena, Arkansas; great-grandchildren; Summer Harder, Jacob Harder, and Nathan Harder; brother, Leon Thacker; as well as by a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends, too numerous to mention.

Services for Mr. Thomas Eugene Thacker will be held, Thursday, February 15, 2024, at 10:00 a.m., at the Rocky Cemetery, in Rocky, Arkansas. Brother Donnie Jewell will be officiating under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Visitation will be general.

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