Dana Brent Thacker, 64, of Milton, Florida, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2019.
Dana was born in Charleston, West Virginia, but was a resident of Milton, Florida, for 62 years. He was a graduate from Milton High School in 1972. Dana served as a Navy Corps Man/Vietnam Veteran. Dana was retired from Gulf Power after 35 years of service.
Dana is preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Wanda Thacker, both of Milton, Florida.
Dana is survived by his wife of 42 years, Terry (Falletta) Thacker of Milton, Florida; two sons, Sean Thacker (Mandy Chinevere, Daughter-of-Love) of Milton, Florida, and Jacob Thacker (Katrina Manning, Daughter-of-Love) of Milton, Florida; a daughter, Shelby Thacker of Milton, Florida; seven grandchildren, Alisha Thacker, Madeline Chinevere, Brent Thacker, Mason Chinevere, Mallary Chinevere, Emma Thacker, and Liam Thacker; one sister, Deidra Ivey (Craig Ivey); and two nieces, Meagan Ivey and Morgan Smither.
Visitation will be held 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday, April 26, 2019, at Lewis Funeral Home, Milton Chapel.
Funeral services for Dana Thacker will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 27, 2019, at Lewis Funeral Home, Milton Chapel, with Dr. Michael Wiggins officiating.
Burial will follow at Services in Serenity Gardens Cemetery with Military Honors and Lewis Funeral Home directing. Pallbearers include Don Wheelis, Wesley Meiss, Craig Ivey, Chuck Martin, Brent Thacker and Mason Chinevere.
The family wishes to thank the 2nd Floor and ICU staff at West Florida Medical Center, with a special thanks to Jill Meiss-VanWhy (2nd Floor), Byrom (ICU), Micah (ICU), Abbey (2nd Floor) and Rockel (2nd Floor).
In lieu of flowers the, Family requests donations be made, in Dana’s name, to Milton High School Football at Milton High School, 5445 Stewart Street, Milton, Florida.
Family has requested casual dress, please no suits or ties. Dana was a simple man.