Davy Lee Thacker, Sr. age 80 of Afton died Saturday April 9, 2022 at the Waynesboro Manor in Waynesboro, Virginia.
Davy was born February 15, 1942 in Nelson County (Shipman) a son of the late Leland D. Thacker and Helen F. Johnson Thacker.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Louise Broussard Thacker in 2006; two sons; Hank S. Thacker and Edward Dugas and one sister; Betty T. Hampton.
Davy was a member of the Methodist faith. He was a United States Marine Veteran and retired after 30 years of service as a welder with Acme Visual Records. He was an avid History buff with a memory up and until his death. Was a lover of Country music and nothing more exciting to him than Nascar as he loved his racing and nothing more exciting than speeding down the open highways on his motorcycle . He sat a record in Louisiana by receiving more speeding tickets in the state than any other individual and as he would say "AINT THAT SOMETHING".
Davy is survived by his companion, Joyce Hatchett of Crozet; three sons; Davy Lee Thacker, Jr. of Lake Charles, Louisiana, John W. Thacker of Ragley, Louisiana and Jeffrey W. Thacker of Sebastian, Florida; two daughters; Judy A. Blevins of Pittsburgh, Texas and Betty S. Hebert of Lake Charles, Louisiana; three step-sons, Clyde J. Dugas and Michael L. Dugas both of Lake Charles, Louisiana, and Jack D. Dugas of Fleetwood, Pennsylvania; one brother, Dennis Morgan Spain of Chesterfield, Virginia; one sister, Shelia Call of Richmond, Virginia; 27 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren.
The family suggests those wishing to make memorial contributions consider St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or The American Cancer Society.
A funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Pastor John P. Campbell officiating.
Interment will follow in the Davis Cemetery at Shipman. The family will receive friends one hour before time of service at the funeral home.
Arrangements by Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel, Lovingston, VA (434-263-4097).