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Photo Gallery

Don't forget to check out the photo gallery.  I try to add photos as I get them.  If you have a good photo of dad you want to send us, please email it over contact@teamthacker.com.  We will eventually be making a scrapbook.

Final Resting PLace

Steve was laid to rest on March 9, 2013 at Honey Creek Woodlands, a natural burial ground owned and operated by the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, Georgia, about 45 minutes from Atlanta. Anyone is welcome to visit. 

"A great soul serves everyone all the time.  A great soul never dies.  It brings us together again and again."

- Maya Angelou

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Our Family

Hi. We are the Thacker family.  We all live in Atlanta, GA and are blessed to have a closed knit relationship with each other.  Though we have extended family scattered throughout the country who we love dearly, it has mostly been the four of us venturing through the last 32 years.  We love one another dearly and are blessed to all live near one another.


On February 15, 2013, our loving husband and father died quickly and suddenly of a terrible disease called Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (CJD).  You can learn more about this disease at the link to the left.


We miss Steve (dad) terribly and always will, but know he is sending us smile and hugs from heaven and he would be telling us "chin up."

Name: Stephen B. Thacker, MD, MSc, ASG/RADM (Ret.), USPHS
Hometown: Independence, MO
Hobbies: Being an awesome dad/grandad, coaching women's basketball & movies
Music: Classic Rock, Jazz
Movies: Too many to name
Languages: English, Spanish, French
Awards Est. in His Honor: Click Here


Name: Luz M. Fortes Thacker

Hometown: Santurce, PR

Hobbies: Being an awesome mom, fitness instructor & gardening

Music: Classic Rock, Eclectic & Pop

Movies: Anything Sci-Fi

Pet: Data

Languages: English & Spanish

Name: Maria T.F. Thacker Goethe

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Hobbies: Event planning, teaching swimming, & volunteering

Music: Classic Rock, Pop, 80's

Movies: A lot

Husband: Patrick Goethe

Name: Gabriella C.B. Thacker

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Hobbies: Art, Cooking

Music: Classic Rock, Eclectic

Movies: A lot

Son: Noah

Dogs: Marley

Husband: John Stewart

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