March 8, 1035 ~ Feb. 5, 2017
John Nelson Thacker Jr., passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at his residence in Fallon.
John was born in Reno, Nevada on March 8, 1935 to John and Virginia Thacker.
John, with his wife, moved to Fallon 6 years ago from Unionville, where they also have a home. In his younger years, John worked as a heavy equipment operator doing road construction for various companies including mining.
Moving to Unionville in 1977, John became a full time rancher. Something he was involved with until his death. John’s hobby was the ranching and his children and grandchildren, teaching them all the cowboys traditions.
John is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jill; daughter, Lori Capurro; son, Dave Thacker all of Fallon; son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Lisa Thacker of Winnemucca; grandchildren, Renee and Travis Covey; JD Thacker; Abbey Thacker; Lexi Thacker; Dusty Thacker; Coby Thacker; great-grandchildren, Aubree and Hudson Covey.
A Celebration of his life will be announced at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of The Gardens Funeral Home 2949 Austin Highway Fallon, NV. 89406 775 423-8928