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James Thacker

James Reford Thacker

Tuesday, May 9, 1950 - Wednesday, February 13, 2019
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James “Rooster” Reford Thacker, age 68, passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at Pikeville Medical Center. Reford was born May 19, 1950 in Pikeville, KY to the late Avonelle Thacker Ray.

Besides both parents, Reford is preceded in death by granddaughter, Shaina Whitt; one sister, Martha Marlene Slone; and like a father, Thomas Jefferson Thacker.

Reford is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Alice Thacker of Pikeville, KY; son, Jeremiah Thacker and his wife, Crystal of Magnolia, KY and like a son, Shane Whitt; four daughters, Angela Renee Thacker and Mose Adkins of Pikeville, KY, Tina Whitt of Richmond, KY, Nelletta Compton and her husband, Robert of Pikeville, KY and Christian Kouns and her husband, Jeff of Ashland, KY; brother, Ronald Ray and his wife, Cheryl of Pikeville, KY; brother in law, Curt Slone of Shelbiana, KY; Grandchildren, Dylan Keene, Emma Whitt, Sydney Compton, Nichole Carroll, Billy “BJ” Carroll, Tim Carroll and his wife, Kaitlynn, Hope Carroll, Abigail Rose, Dalton Rose, Jasmine Robinson and her husband, Austin, Gracilynn Ratliff, Blane Ratlifff, Kyndall Kouns, and Chantana Kouns; great granchildren, Braiden Carroll, Anya Robinson, Caden and Aubree Rose.

Reford was known to many as Rooster. He devoted most of his life to working as a Constable, helping everyone that he could. Reford will be certainly missed and was loved by many.

The family will accept friends at the Thacker Memorial Funeral Chapel, Thursday and Friday, February 14 and 15, 2019, at 6:00 PM. Services will be held nightly beginning at 7:00 PM. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 16, 2019, at 1:00 PM. Doug Tackett and Jimmy Jack Adkins will officiate all services for Reford. Burial will follow at the Annie E. Young Cemetery in Pikeville, KY.
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    Annie E. Young Cemetery
    4964 Chloe Road
    Pikeville, KY 41501
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Posted at 08:34am
So sorry for you loss, I was glad to have seen Rooster with you at our Brother Mike's funeral in 2016. He was a sweet man, very blessed and he knew it. God be with you and hold you up during this time. Cousin Mitzi

Larry & Roberta Thacker

Posted at 12:01pm
Alice so sorry for your lost, Prayers for the family, Larry & Roberta Thacker

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Posted at 07:15pm
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Loraine McCown

Posted at 09:26am
I will never forget what a generous kind man he was. I will forever be grateful to him. My daughter, Lorrie McCown Hammond, passed away and I wanted to stay at the funeral day and night with her. I was told the only way I could stay was to have some law enforcement to stay with us (this was at the time when there were thefts concerning breaking into funeral home and items were been taken). I did not know what to do, but when Reford (Rooster) heard about this, he volunteered to stay. He was so attentive during the entire funeral. I will always remember him with fondness. R.I.P. God has really gained another angel


Posted at 11:19pm
Sorry for your loss and prayers for the family. May you find comfort and peace in our Savior.

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