Ernest Edward Thacker “Ernie”, at 75 years old, passed away in his sleep on 8/8/2022. He attended Hazel Park High School where he met the love of his life, R. Annette McWaters, who he later married while attending Central Michigan University. He was drafted into the U.S. Army after college, then enjoyed a career in Management at General Motors/Delphi in Saginaw, MI. After he retired, he enjoyed life on the lake and golfing at Sugar Springs, Gladwin, MI for 10 years before moving permanently to The Villages, FL.
Survived by wife, Annette, of 55 years; Sons, Brett (Laura) and Ty (Breanna); Grandchildren, Cole, Gage, Kali, and Tori; Brother-in-law, John (Pisollaya). Preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Bonnie Thacker; In-laws, John and Ruth McWaters.
Ernie loved life and was always smiling. He had the best laugh. He touched the hearts of everyone that knew him. Through the years he enjoyed dirt bike riding, snowmobiling, riding his Harley, golfing and being with his family and friends. Ernie will be missed. His family and friends will always cherish the wonderful memories that they shared with him.
A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at the New Covenant Methodist Church in The Villages, followed by a reception at Ernie and Annette’s home. The family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a donation to their favorite charity in Ernie’s name.
3470 Woodridge Dr, The Villages, FL 32162