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Lewis A Thacker
January 14, 1944 ~ August 21, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old
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Lewis Allen Thacker, 79, of Forest, passed away at his residence on Monday, August 21, 2023. He was born January 14, 1944 to the late Marion Otis and Velma Viola (Riesland) Thacker. He was a 1961 graduate of Forest High School.
Lew married the love of his life Marcella (Jane) Thacker on June 3, 1963, and they were married for 56 years. She preceded him in death on November 2, 2019. Lewis is survived by his children, Lynde Shearer of Findlay, Ohio, and Ty (Holly) Thacker of Forest, Ohio, 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren, a sister, Lois (Willie) Caudill of Florida, and a brother Marian Jr. (Martha) of Forest, a sister-in-law Sandy Thacker of Florida, ex son in law Mark Shearer, along with many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by two grandsons and a brother Leon Thacker.
Lew was known for his mechanical work, love of cars and motorcycles, and his cats! He and his son, Ty, operated TNT Auto Service from 2000-2005. Lewis was always a hard worker, varying in careers from heavy construction, to working with his father and brothers building houses with Thacker Construction. He at one time, worked at two gas stations, was a police officer and worked at UAP. You could give him a problem, and he would always find a way to fix it.
Lewis was a loving, caring man, and a go-getter. He didn’t know a stranger, and was always willing to help anyone in need. His wisdom, knowledge and caring heart will forever be missed.
It was Lewis’s wish to be cremated, and there will be no services.
Arrangements have been entrusted with the Hanneman Funeral Home, 201 Osborn Ave, Findlay, Ohio 45840.
Fond memories or condolences may be left for Lewis’s family by visiting www.hannemanfuneralhomes.com.