David Warren Thacker, 70, retired from NPD after 37 years’ employment

David Warren Thacker
David Warren Thacker

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.

Share online condolences with the family at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home & Crematory.

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