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Jackie L. Thacker

May 16, 1937 — April 24, 2022

Indianapolis, Indiana

Jackie L. Thacker, 84, of Indianapolis, passed away on April 24, 2022.  He was born on May 16, 1937, In Bloomington, IN, to the late Gretchen and James Herbin.

Jackie attended Bloomington High School and served in the U.S. Air Force.  He was a hard worker, clocking upwards to 70-80 hours a week at Chrysler.

Jackie loved to fish and hunt, especially for morel mushrooms.  He told his sons when they were learning to find mushrooms at a young age, if they made too much noise or stomped around, the mushrooms would slip back into the ground.  So, the boys then walked very carefully and quietly for a long time afterwards.  Years later it was discussed, and Jackie told them the reason he said it was to keep them from trampling on mushrooms instead of finding them.  There were lots of laughs as a result – he was quite the joker.

He also LOVED the Colts football and Pacer’s basketball.  He could be heard from other parts of the house cheering them on during games and yelling at the when they made what he thought were bad calls.  All the neighborhood kids loved him – he was very popular.  He was an excellent loving husband and father.

Jackie is preceded in death by his parents, mentioned above, along with his grandson Bobby Thacker; sister Melody Yates and brother Sonny Herbin.

Jackie is survived by his sons, Derek Thacker, Steve Thacker, Michael Thacker and daughter Kimmy Thacker; brothers Hershel thacker and Melanie Stafford; grandchildren Christina Lugar and Nicky Thacker; as well as great grandchildren Makhie, Madix, Elijha, Lilly and Willow; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 11am to 1pm on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services, 5215 N. Shadeland Avenue, with a service to start at 1pm.  Burial to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Indianapolis, IN.

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