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Charles R. Thacker Jr.
Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, Ill.
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Charles R. "Chuck" Thacker Jr., 39, of Heyworth, Ill. passed away Monday, Dec. 28 at the University of Chicago Hospital. His private burial will take place at a later date. Cremation rites have been accorded. The Rev. Kurt Flora will officiate.

Chuck was born July 1, 1970 to Charles and Melanie Coody Thacker in Covington. They survive. He married Lori Earl on Nov. 4, 2000 in Kissimmee, Fla. She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Ian, 5, and Aaron, 3, both of Heyworth; one brother, David (Jennifer) Thacker of Covington; parents-in-law, Hal (Linda) Earl of Aledo, Ill.; brothers-in-law Craig (Karin) Earl and Scott (Sabrina) Earl; nieces and nephew, Aubree Thacker, Corley Thacker, Jessica Earl, Hayley Earl, Evie Earl and Isaiah Earl.

Chuck was a member of the Heyworth Christian Church. He worked as the I.T. manager at the Bloomington Public Library.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the family in care of Ian and Aaron’s education. He was a loving husband, daddy, son, brother and devoted friend who will be deeply missed. A memorial service will take place on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2 p.m. at Central Community Church, 11157 City Pond Road, Covington.