Darrel Wayne Thacker, age 65, of Bismarck, passed from this life on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at CHI St. Vincent’s in Hot Springs. He was born December 4, 1957, in Arkadelphia, the son of the late Elvin “Cotton” and Earlene Lebetter Thacker.
Darrell was a press operator at H & T Truss Mill for thirty-four years. He was a member of Taylor’s Chapel Baptist Church. Darrell enjoyed playing with his grandkids, doing yardwork, hunting and spending time outdoors in his free time.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Terry Thacker.
Darrell is survived by his wife, Misty Shepherd Thacker of Caney, one daughter Ashley Baswell (Dakota) of Bismarck, two brothers, Danny Thacker (Cynthia) of Bismarck and Brian Thacker of Bismarck, three grandsons, Rhett, Rustyn and Ridge Baswell.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at Caney Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Johnny Smith and Rev. Ralph Ruffin officiating.
Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Monday at the Church.
Interment will be in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers are J.R. Schultz, Kyle Schultz, Tyler Thornton, Chad Ledbetter, Brach Ledbetter and Dillon Ledbetter.
Memorials may be made to Caney Missionary Baptist Church Children’s Ministries.
Final arrangements are entrusted to The Welch Funeral Home of Arkadelphia. Visit www.welchfh.net to sign the guest book.