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Bobby Gene Thacker, 64

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Bobby Gene Thacker, 64, of Hatfield, passed away Thursday, October 13, 2016 at McLennan VA Hospital in Little Rock. He was born in Mena on December 21, 1951 to the late Lester and Goldie Allene Thacker. Bob was an ordained minister of the Free Will Baptist Church. He enjoyed playing his 12 string guitar and played with several gospel bands.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Ruby; two daughters, Molly Allene Thacker and Cera Ley Thacker-Dooley; granddaughters, Alexis Ann Dooley and Ruby Fae DeWitt; brothers Thomas, Leon and Rufus Thacker; sister Laverne Thompkins; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Bob was proceeded in death by brothers Odell and Leroy and his sister, Zelda.

Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400


  • David Craddock Posted October 17, 2016 4:04 PM

    Bobby will be missed. He performed the marriage for my wife and I on July 3 1993. Always a kind word, something to share, a song or that sincere smile. Rest with Jesus sir.

  • Connie Watts Posted October 17, 2016 7:10 PM

    Bobby was one of my most favorite people in the world when I was growing up. He was always happy go lucky and always in a good mood. You will be missed but never forgotten. Love you always…. Your niece Connie Sue!!!

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