David Warren Thacker, 70, passed away Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, at home surrounded by his loving wife and family after a hard fought battle with cancer due to his exposure to the herbicide, Agent Orange, during the Vietnam War.
David was a decorated U.S. Marine Corps sergeant, who proudly served in the Vietnam War, receiving the Bronze Star with Valor, a presidential Unit Citation Medal and a Purple Heart. He continued his service with the Norfolk Police Department, retiring after 37 years.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 34 years, Linda Ballard Thacker; daughter, Deanna Lane (Christopher); stepsons, Michael Todd Herrell (Angel), Shane Herrell (Robin) and Kevin Herrell (Andrea); eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two sisters and two brothers; along with extended family and friends.
A visitation will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 12, at Coastal Virginia Church with burial following in Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery.
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