Ruby G. Thacker

January 7, 1963 - May 17, 2024

Ruby G. Thacker, age 61, of Seaman, Ohio, died Friday, May 17, 2024 at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. Ruby was born January 7, 1963 in Upshur County, Texas. She was preceded by parents: R.C. and Liz Smith of Harleton Texas; a sister, Marie Cathey of Harleton, Texas; brother, Jr. Smith of Jefferson, Texas and a special sister-in-law, Rhonda Thacker.

Ruby was united in marriage to her husband, Mark Edward Thacker, Sr., on November 26, 1986. She is survived by her husband after 37 years of marriage. She is survived by son, Ray Smith; son and daughter-in-law, Mark Jr. and Kayla Thacker, all of Seaman; 13 grandchildren (9 boys and 4 girls); brothers: Bill Smith and Tyke Smith of Harleton, Texas; special brother-in-laws: Billy Thacker, Harold Thacker, Jim Thacker and Ronnie Thacker; special sister-in-laws: Jane Hess, Lynn Cable, Teresa Reed and Tonna Nesbitt; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Ruby was a Juvenile Detention Officer in Marshall, Texas.

The visitation is Thursday, May 23, 2024 from 5 until 7 pm at Lafferty Funeral Home in West Union. The funeral is Thursday at 7 pm at Lafferty Funeral Home. Pastor Billy Thacker will officiate.

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Lafferty Funeral Home Incorporated serves the family.


The Guffeys - May 23, 2024
Will always be missed. What an angel heaven gained. Sending love and prayers to Uncle Mark, Kayla, Curly, & Bugzy. Yall are in our prayers.
Roy and Loralee Wilferth - May 22, 2024
So sad you will be missed. Prayers for the family.