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Stephen Ray Thacker

July 11, 1952 - April 3, 2022

Steve was born July 11, 1952, to Ray M. and Frances H. Thacker in Washington DC. He passed away April 3, 2022, having dealt with a long illness. He was married to Deborah V. Thacker for 47 years.

He lived in Maryland for ten years and then moved to Annandale, Va. where he graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1970 and then attended George Mason. He played drums for several rock bands during this time. After moving to Lynchburg, Va. with his family in 1972 he started his Prepress Artisan Technician career with Central Lithographic in 1973 until 1992. He then worked for Progress Printing until retiring in 2010. He was an excellent employee and a very good friend to all that he met and a devoted Washington Redskins fan.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Martha F. Thacker. He is survived by his wife Debbie and two sons Hunter R. Thacker and wife Elizabeth, Travis D. Thacker and wife Anna. His precious grandchildren Ember, Lilly, Brooks, Ivy, and Anne Katherine. His Brother Mark C. Thacker and his sons Derek and Ryan from Kitty Hawk, NC. Martha’s daughters Molly Henderson and Katie Gilland. In-laws Rebecca Spetz, Judy and Jimmy Cleland, Bessie Ann and Randy Morris, with many more nieces and nephews.

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Dear the Thacker family, I feel so bad to hear this very sad news. I worked with Steve at Central Litho and Progress Printing for years. We always had a good time working and joking. I just want to send out my heart felt condolences to the entire Thacker family and say im so sorry to hear this news. Thinking of you Mike Metcalf

Posted by Mike Metcalf on April 13, 2022

Sending our love to this wonderful family.

Posted by Shannon on April 12, 2022

Steve will be forever young in my memories. I was lucky to share unforgettable evenings during our high school years and remember stopping in to visit with him when he worked with my dad at the printing company. He always had a smile and a hug. You will be warmly remembered cousin.

Posted by Donna (Thacker) Adams on April 8, 2022

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