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David Leon Thacker

February 4, 1947 — February 3, 2023


David Leon Thacker


David Leon Thacker, 75, of Shelbyville, passed away, Friday, February 3, 2023, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

He was born February 4, 1947, in Indianapolis, the son of Ralph and Norma Henrietta (Gainey) Thacker. 

David is survived by his wife and caregiver, Karol Evans of Shelbyville; sons, Sean Scott Thacker and significant other, Allison Kurtz, of Noblesville, and Jesse Aaron Thacker of Beech Grove; daughter, Savannah Marie Dzelme of Beech Grove; brother, Jack J. Thacker and wife, Kathie, of Venice, Florida; and grandchildren, Eddy Eugene Dzelme, Jameson Scott Dzelme and Lottie Jean Dzelme.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

David graduated in 1965 from Southport High School.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Vietnam from 1968 to 1972.

David retired from Eli Lilly & Co. in environmental monitoring, with 30 years of service.

He enjoyed researching different topics on his computer.

Services have been entrusted to Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

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