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Marvin Leslie Thacker

July 26, 1937 ~ March 25, 2022 (age 84)


Marvin Leslie Thacker, age 84 of Archdale, North Carolina, passed away on March 25, 2022.

Marv was born July 26, 1937 in Wayne County, West Virginia, to Roy Lee and Janie (Adkins) Thacker. He joined the United States Air Force in 1954 and retired in 1976 at Ft Lee VA. 


Marv worked for Ladd Furniture and was transferred to High Point NC in 1978.  He graduated from High Point University in 1981 with a BS in Business. He encouraged his children, grand-children, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews to get a good education.

Marv's passion was all sports, especially golf. He had many golfing buddies who were very close friends.  Anyone who ever met Marv, knew he was a friend for life.  He never met a stranger and loved his family deeply.

He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Lee Thacker, mother, Janie Jenkins Thacker, sister, Jesse Lenora Graham, half-brother, Kermit (Whitey) Guy Bowles, first wife, Martha Elizabeth Stone, daughter, Elizabeth (Betsy) Cunningham, and son, Roy Leslie Thacker. 

Marv is survived by his wife of 36 years, Barbara Roach Thacker, daughter, Terre Ann Smart (Rick), son, Edward Lee Thacker (Laura), daughter, Rebecca Sue Jackson.  step-daughter, Paula Hightower (Steven). 


Sisters: Viola Marie Pennington, Betty Elaine Graham (Tom), and Wanda Francis Justice (Edward).

Grandchildren: Chris Smart (Sara), Mandy Al-Bjaly (Jad), Aaron Thacker, Mark Thacker, Mariah Phillips (Jesse), Loren Brooke Stallings (Tyrone) and

Elizabeth Bonner. 


Other family members: 11 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are by Guil-Rand Funeral & Cremation Service. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. 

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