Clinchco, VA- Ernest Charles Thacker, age 46, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, KY. Born in Ohio, he was a son of the late Charles Edsel and Donna Kay Perrigan Thacker. He was a Bluegrass Musician. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Thacker.
Survivors include his wife, Karen Thacker, four children, Whitley Thacker of Haysi, Keith (Lori) Thacker, April Bartley and Kaitlyn (Josh) Billiter all of Pikeville, grandchildren, Julian Alexander Amos, Arizona Rain Amos, Axten Chase Mullins, Kaci Lorraine Billiter and Caleb Matthew Billiter, Siblings, Matt (Jen) Thacker of OH, Diane (Joe) Dillingham of OH, Dave (Debbie) Thacker of TX, Ulan (JoAnne) Thacker of TX and DD Thacker of Haysi also several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Haysi Funeral Home with Allen Viers and Kurby Perrigan officiating. Burial will follow in Hills of Home Cemetery, McClure, VA with David O’quinn officiating. Pallbearers will be Kerbie and Harley Sanders, Mike Bentley, Don Rigsby, Matt Stacy and Brandon Shuping. Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie and Roy Dean Thacker, Roger Perrigan and all former Route 23 band members. The family will receive after 6:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at Splashdam Freewill Baptist Church with an evening service each night at 7:00 p.m. Online condolences may be sent to www.haysifuneral.com Haysi Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.