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Terry Thacker

January 21, 1950 ~ September 1, 2020 (age 70)


Terry P. Thacker, age 70, of Biggsville, Illinois; passed away at Select City Hospital in Davenport, Iowa on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 4:58 PM. Terry was born on January 21, 1950 in Burlington, Iowa, the son of Paul Cress and Cecil Fern (James) Thacker. He attended school in Gladstone and was a graduate of Union High School. On August 9, 1975, he married Beverly J. Woods in the Gladstone United Methodist Church and she is surviving. Terry worked most of his life as a parts manager for several companies including Seig Auto Parts, Skerick Auto Parts, Big A, and Car Quest. At the age of 15, Terry owned his own gas station. For seven and a half years, he and Beverly owned and operated the Twist and Shout in Oquawka. Terry enjoyed cars, antique toys, going to sales, auctions, flea markets, and car shows. He was a collector of many things, a real "Wheeler and Dealer" and an avid fan of Harley Davidson Motorcycles, and was a member of several car clubs in the area. Terry had a fondness for music and was a member of several bands. He was a member of the Oquawka Masonic Lodge. Most of all Terry loved his family. 

Surviving Terry are his wife of 45 years, Beverly, three sons, Mike Thacker of Keithsburg, Illinois; Jason Thacker of Aurora, Colorado, and Cody (Lacey) Thacker.from Biggsville, IL.  Also surviving are four grandchildren, Callie Thacker, Breanne Kidd, Keigan Thacker, and Greyson Thacker. He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Butch Thacker.

A graveside service for Terry Thacker is planned for 11:00 AM on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at the Biggsville Township Cemetery. Friends may call from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka, Illinois. Memorials are being established for the Biggsville Fire Department or Biggsville Ambulance. For more information, or to leave a remembrance of Terry, please visit

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September 8, 2020

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Turnbull Funeral Homes
10th & Warren
Oquawka, IL 61469

Graveside Service
September 9, 2020

11:00 AM
Biggsville Township Cemetery, Biggsville, Illinois

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