Boyd Wayne Thacker, age 85, of Chillicothe, passed away September 14, 2021 at his home, surrounded by his loved ones.
Boyd was born April 7, 1936 in Matthews, MO to LeRoy and Esther Thacker. He married Mary Jo Case on August 4, 1956.
Left to honor his life are Mary Jo, his wife of 65 years and forever love. His two sons Tim (Terri) Thacker and Mike (Mary) Thacker both of Chillicothe. Boyd’s grandchildren Trevor (Samantha) Thacker, Nick (Jesse) Thacker, Ashley (Clinton) Mathewson, Travis (Tabatha) Thacker, Chelsea Thacker and Tyler Thacker, along with five great grandchildren, Kellan, Brecken, Owen, Velma and Levi. Also surviving are his brothers Lloyd and Delbert, sisters Thelma Jean Buck, Nedra (Daryl) Notzke and Deborah Thacker-Pearson. Boyd was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Betty Jo (Ralph) Strawn.
Boyd worked for Graves Chevrolet, Caterpillar and Wabco. He retired as a machinist from Kemp Manufacturing after 32 years.
Boyd will always be remembered as the guy who could fix anything, if he couldn’t fix it, he would make it. In the early years, it was boating and motorcycling, later he developed a love for golf. He enjoyed reading books, working in his yard, and helping anyone in need. Boyd was a lifelong St Louis Cardinals fan. He was always there to mentor and support his boys and grandchildren. He will be missed by all who were lucky to have known him.
Visitation will be on Monday, September 27, 2021 at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe from 10am to 12pm, with services immediately following. Boyd will be laid to rest at the Chillicothe Cemetery. Online condolences may be made through www.weberhurdfuneralhome.com
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