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Nancy Clarkson Thacker

June 26, 1948 — September 22, 2021

Nancy Clarkson Thacker, 73, started her “next great adventure” (Sept. 22, 2021) after a battle with Alzheimer’s. Nancy is married to her childhood sweetheart of 51 yrs who she met on a band trip to the New York World’s Fair in 1964. Nancy is a graduate of Marshall University with a degree in Early Childhood Education. Nancy taught elem school in Ceredo, WV in the classroom next to her mother, Juanita. Nancy moved to the Tampa, FL (Brandon) when her husband was stationed at McDill AFB. She taught in VM Ybor Elem, Questa Ray Elem, McFarland Park Elem & Progress Village. Nancy was a Girl Scout leader for many years. Nancy & family moved to the Dallas, TX, where she taught at Oak Lawn Elem. After Texas, she moved to Wasilla, Alaska where Nancy specialized in childcare of her grandchildren, volunteering at their school, & Girl Scouts. After Alaska, they moved to Greeneville, TN where Nancy continued to be involved with grandchildren, care for her in-laws, and was a member of the Andrew Johnson Women’s Club. Nancy & Ken moved to Daytona Beach, FL to live out their golden years & were there 4 yrs when it became evident that Nancy was declining in her cognitive abilities. So, they moved to the Knoxville, TN area to live with her daughter, Julie, for support. Nancy was preceded in death by her Father Sterling Clarkson, Mother Juanita Smith Clarkson, Brother Sterling David Clarkson, Son Stephen Thacker, and Grandaughter Breanna Matthews. She is survived by her Husband Kenneth Thacker, Daughter Julie (Ben Alexander), Grandaughter Cassandra Alexander, Grandsons Brandon Alexander, Jack Alexander, and Maverick Alexander. “After all, To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure” — " Albus Dumbledore

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