Mr. Rodney “Rod” Thacker, age 73, of Buford, GA passed away on March 13, 2006. He was preceded in death by his son, Gary Thacker and first wife, Barbara Thacker. Surviving are: Wife of Seven Years: Mrs. Delores “Dee” Thacker, Buford, GA; Daughter: Karen Westbury, Middleburg, KY; Sister: Mrs. Phyllys Ransom, Cumming, GA; Brother and Sister-in-Law: Michael and Barbara Crowe, Murrells Inlet, SC; Sister-in-Law and Brother-in-Law: Mary and Sam Rabiola, Omaha, NE; Brothers-in-Law and Sisters-in-Law: Mike and Linda Tegeder, Paul and Terry Tegeder, Leo and Sharon Tegeder, all of Omaha, NE; Several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Thacker was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was a retired teacher. He was the former Personnel Director for many years for the Georgia Boot Company in Flowery Branch, GA. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Buford where he was also a member of the Grace Sunday School Class, the Abundant Life Fellowship and the Silvertone Choir. He was a former member of Rock Springs United Methodist Church in Lawrenceville, GA. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Buford with Rev. Charles Gilliland and Mr. John Dooly officiating. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service and at a reception in the Church Gymnasium immediately following the service. Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to the Abundant Life Fellowship, First Baptist Church of Buford, in memory of Rod Thacker. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home & Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133,