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Robert “Bob” Thacker

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Robert Thacker


Robert H. Thacker

March 31, 1937 – December 30, 2011




We are so thankful that we answered that call!  The phone rang and it was a sister-in-Christ named Shelly Tanner, calling with reference to her brother Bob.  He was in the local hospital, critically ill and was open to talking to someone about getting right with the Lord.  His three sisters from Kentucky had driven all the way to attend to his needs and knew his greatest need was for forgiveness.  After a visit with Robert, in which God’s simple plan of salvation was shared and eagerly embraced, it wasn’t long until Bob was ready to be baptized into Christ.  Permission was granted by the hospital for him to leave the hospital, and on Sunday afternoon, December 4th, he was baptized into Christ!  While his “inner man” had been reborn, the old fleshly body continued to get weaker, and a few weeks later, on December 29th, he breathed his last, but praise God, he died in Christ!  May God receive all of the praise. 

Thacker, Robert H., 74, of Ponca City, OK, retired owner of Thacker’s Transmission in Wichita, passed away Dec. 30, 2011. He was born to Fred and Nel Thacker in Pikeville, KY on March 31, 1937. Survivors include: wife, Virginia; son, Wendell Thacker; brothers, Gene (Bobby), Jimmy (Audrey), and Raymond (Linda) Thacker; sisters, Olivefaye (Jack) Taylor, Shirley Fields, and Shelly (David) Tanner; stepdaughters, Debbie (Sam) Gomez, Leatha (Dennis) Braland, and Jeannie (Bob) Barker; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by former wife, Judy Thacker and daughters, Angie and Brenda Thacker; brothers, Ray and Lester. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, with services 1 p.m. Thursday, both at Hillside Funeral Home East, 935 N. Hillside, Wichita. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery. Memorials: Church of Christ, 1905 Joe St., Ponca City, OK 74601.