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Eugene McArthur "Skip" Thacker

June 16, 1959 ~ August 21, 2023 (age 64) 64 Years Old


Eugene “Skip” Thacker, age 64, of Rogersville, passed away on Monday, August 21, 2023 at Morristown-Hamble Healthcare System.

Skip was preceded in death by his mother, Bobbie Jean Dotson Thacker; brother, Russell Glenn Thacker; paternal grandparents, Neely and Nola Thacker; maternal grandparents, Henry and Eliza Dotson; finance’s parents, Frank and Beulah Cupp.

He is survived by his fiancé, Kym Cupp DeBord of Rogersville; parents, Sidney “Mack” (Frances) Thacker of Morristown; daughters, Bobbie (Stacey) Owenby and Whitney Thacker, both of Whitesburg; bonus-sons, Dustin (Natasha) DeBord of Greeneville and Dalton DeBord of Asheville, NC; step-sisters, Cynthia (Gary) Short Steward of GA, Melissa (Ricky) Short Wolfe of Morristown; step-brother, Jeff (Cindy) Short of Bulls Gap; also surviving are his grandchildren, Bradley, Zoey and Ivy Owenby, and Boston and Joey Henley all of Whitesburg; bonus-grandsons, Jakob DeBord of Jonesborough, Theo and Manuel DeBord of Greeneville, and Dakota DeBord of Rogersville; his best friends, Dave Kuehl of Greeneville, and Dan Cochran of Rogersville; and his loyal companion, Sammie.

A formal visitation will not be held, but the family will be having a Celebration of Life on Saturday, September 16, 2023 at the Rogersville City Park (pavilion #2), from 3 – 5 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, Skip requested that donations be made to the Hawkins County Humane Society, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or to the charity of your choice in his memory.

Arrangements by Stetzer-Bales Funeral Home.

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Celebration of Life
September 16, 2023

3:00 PM
Rogersville City Park
331 Park Blvd
Rogersville, TN 37857


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