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Stephen Ray Thacker

July 11, 1952 - April 3, 2022

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Steve was born July 11, 1952, to Ray M. and Frances H. Thacker in Washington DC. He passed away April 3, 2022, having dealt with a long illness. He was married to Deborah V. Thacker for 47 years.

He lived in Maryland for ten years and then moved to Annandale, Va. where he graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1970 and then attended George Mason. He played drums for several rock bands during this time. After moving to Lynchburg, Va. with his family in 1972 he started his Prepress Artisan Technician career with Central Lithographic in 1973 until 1992. He then worked for Progress Printing until retiring in 2010. He was an excellent employee and a very good friend to all that he met and a devoted Washington Redskins fan.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Martha F. Thacker. He is survived by his wife Debbie and two sons Hunter R. Thacker and wife Elizabeth, Travis D. Thacker and wife Anna. His precious grandchildren Ember, Lilly, Brooks, Ivy, and Anne Katherine. His Brother Mark C. Thacker and his sons Derek and Ryan from Kitty Hawk, NC. Martha’s daughters Molly Henderson and Katie Gilland. In-laws Rebecca Spetz, Judy and Jimmy Cleland, Bessie Ann and Randy Morris, with many more nieces and nephews.

Celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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