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John 'J.C.' Thacker, 68, of Rogersville, Hawkins Co TN,
went to be with the Lord Wednesday, September 28, 2011, at
Wellmont Holston Valley Memorial Hospital.
He was a loving husband, father, and papaw. There's
nothing he couldn't do. He loved helping people, working
in his lawn mower shop, fishing, and gardening. He never
met a stranger. He would help anyone in any way he could.
He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
He retired from the Tennessee Eastman Company in 2000.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Dortha
Thacker; brothers, Guy Thacker, Herman Thacker, and Alfred
Thacker; infant son, John Curtis Thacker; and grandson,
Johnathan Earl Lawson.
He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Gladys
Thacker, of the home; two daughters, Delois (Leroy) Lawson
and Debbie (William) Dalton, all of Rogersville, TN; two
grandsons, Toddie Stubblefield and Jesse Dalton; grand-
daughter, Emily Ruth Lawson; two stepgrandchildren, Samatha K.
and Austin Dalton, of Greeneville, TN; three sisters,
Donna (Sammy) Gulley, Francis (Robert) Holt, and Mary
(Henry) Gulley, all of Bulls Gap, TN; several nieces and
nephews; and a very special loving friend, Martha Gulley,
of Bulls Gap, TN.
The family will receive friends at the home of his
daughter, Delois Lawson, 306 Byington Road, and from
1 p.m. - 3 p.m., Monday, September 3, 2011, at Christian-
Sells Funeral Home.
Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m., with the Rev. Pat
Hammond, the Rev. Ulias Brown, and the Rev. Ed Johnson
Burial will follow in the Horne Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at