Kenneth Thacker, 87, of Lone Grove, Okla., died on Monday, November 22, 2010, at Mercy Memorial Health Center in Ardmore, Okla.


Kenneth Thacker, 87, of Lone Grove, Okla., died on Monday, November 22, 2010, at Mercy Memorial Health Center in Ardmore, Okla.

 

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, at the Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel, Duncan, Okla., with Dr. Steve Gregg officiating. Burial will follow in the Old Velma Cemetery, Velma, Okla.

 

Kenneth was born Wednesday, September 12, 1923, in Alma, Okla., the son of Edgar Thacker and Eddie Mae (Perdue) Thacker. Kenneth married Lillian Jo Auld on January 10, 1948, at Healdton, Okla. She preceded him in death on April 13, 2007.

 

He was a graduate of Alma High School. He retired in 1986 from Koch Oil, where he was a gauger.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army in Central Europe. He was awarded the Victory Ribbon, EAME Theater Ribbon with four Bronze Stars and one Bronze Arrowhead and the Good Conduct Medal.

 

He enjoyed fishing and playing dominoes and attended Eastside Church of Christ.

 

Surviving are three sons, Kenneth Ray Thacker and wife, Claudia of Lone Grove, Dana  Eugene Thacker and wife, Doris of Norman, Okla., and Lynn Scott Thacker and wife, Lisa of Duncan, Okla.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

 

He was also preceded in death by his parents; twin daughters, Carolyn Ann and Harolyn Jan Thacker; four brothers, Roy, Clyde, Carl and Thurman Thacker; and two sisters, Hazel Carson and Marie Oxford.
Memorial contributions may be sent to: Tipton Children’s Home, P.O. Box 370, Tipton, OK 73570.

 

Online condolences may be made to the family at: www.granthamfuneralhomes.com.