Jeffrey Lee ‘Jeff’ Thacker

February 03, 1984 ‒ March 07, 2018

Marion, Ohio

Jeffrey Lee “Jeff” Thacker, age 34, of Marion, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.

On February 3, 1984, Jeff was born in Marion, Ohio, the son of the late James Thacker and Valerie Stanley.

Jeff worked construction with Jesse Dutton of Dutton Construction.  He also attended Victory in Truth Ministries.

Always up for an adventure, just say the word and Jeff was ready to hop in the car and go.  He loved to go fishing and camping, often ending up at the campgrounds at Hickory Grove or fishing in the quarry.  He was always on the go, and always made time to exercise and stay in shape.

Very artistic, Jeff loved to draw and could sketch anything you could think of.  His drawings often ended up being used as tattoos, which will now be cherished keepsakes for his many family and friends.  He also loved to play the guitar and listen to music.

One of the best friends you could ever have, Jeff always had his friends back.  He also was the life of the party, always making everyone laugh with his quick wit and great sense of humor.  He will be missed by so many, especially his three beloved daughters that he loved so dearly.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Heather Thacker, whom he married on August 21, 2017; three daughters: Kaylee, Aubreanna, and Aleigha Thacker; his brother, Justin Stanley; grandmother, Nancy Stanley; dear friend, Danny Logan; and countless more special friends.

His family will greet friends from 4 – 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at the Snyder Funeral Homes, DENZER Chapel, 360 E. Center St., Marion.  Services honoring his life will follow there at 6 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to assist the family with expenses.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Jeff’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • Heather and girls, I’m so sorry to hear this happen to you. You don’t deserve this.hopefully you can pick up and go on.just stay strong your girls need you.

  • So sorry to hear of Jeff ‘ s passing. I will always remember him fondly. He was a little guy in first grade that would sneak off from his grandmother’s house on State St. and come to our house on Richmond Ave. to play with my son Billy Hamby. He was such a cute little guy. Praying for comfort for all of Jeff ‘ s family.

  • Though i have not see Jeff in a few yrs i did have tbe pleasure of getting to know him. He was very nice and full of energy and yes his friends he had there backs i was truely sad to here that he had passed away. And i am truely sorry for his Girls and family who have to bare the thought of him not being here. Jeff is now in a better place and i believe he will be looking down on his Girl guiding and protecting them from any hurt or harm that may come there way fly high Jeff thacker you will truely be missed and never forgotten

  • I’m truly sorry for this tragedy. Jeff was a great person and he will forever be truly missed by so many people. Prayers for his wife and daughters.

  • Im so sorry Heather and girls and the rest of Jeffs family Im so sorry for your loss I didnt know Jeff personally but I do think I know of him somehow somewhere but I just wanna take a minute to say how sorry I am for your loss he was too young and definitely gone too soon I cant imagine the heartbreak you feel and are going through he will be sadly missed stay strong Heather the girls need you my heart certainly goes out to all who knew Jeff and loved him R.I.P Jeff Gone but certainly not forgotten
    will see you again

  • Love you Jeff sure wish I could be there with you today! I sure had a lot of fun with you as a kid , I won’t forget all the crazy stuff we did.

  • Today will be one of the hardest days of our lives, having to say Goodbye to our younger cousin. It’s not fair, you were taken too soon. It’s been a rough week since we learned of your passing. We had just had one of your visits the day before and drank coffee and talked through things like we always did, tried give you good advice and that the tough times wouldn’t last forever to just keep doing the rights things & it would pass… We had no idea that would be last time we would see you and we’re heartbroken now knowing your gone! You were a great cousin and friend to us Jeff and we will miss you greatly! We will always be here for your family as you would’ve wanted. Love you very much Jeff, RIP lil cousin and protect us from above, watch over all your family we are all hurting right now. I hope your in peace now.

  • Prayers for all Jeff’s family, especially his wife and daughters <3 I have not seen Jeff since he was a baby. I find from reading all that has posted that I have missed out on knowing a great guy! And I love knowing that he is now in the presence of Jesus. Jeff is in great Hands.

  • My heartfelt prayers go to Heather and Jeff’s beautiful girls. I will miss how you would just shine with the love of God when you spoke about your love for Jesus! I will miss you, young man, and our talks. I will never forget you and how you called me Mama Lisa.
    I will tell your story of how much you loved our Lord.
    “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death , or mourning, or crying, or pain for the old order of things has passed away.”
    Revelation 21:4