Lowell R. Thackrey, 87, of Carmi passed away at 3:55 p.m., Thursday, December 31, 2020 at Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville, IN. He was born on August 23, 1933 in Mill Shoals, IL the son of John Albert and Lougilla May (Musgrave) Thackrey. Lowell married Dorotha Witter on February 27, 1959. Lowell worked for O.H. & F. Trucking Co. beginning in Fairfield, before transferring to Ohio and back to Grayville. He later went to work and retired from Wabash Valley Service Co. where he had worked as a bookkeeper. He was a member of First Christian Church in Carmi and also attended the Crossville Church of Christ. Lowell was an avid fisherman, woodworker and refinisher and gardener. He was active in the White County Republic Party and had served as Treasurer.
Lowell is survived by his wife of 61 years, 10 months and 4 days, Dorotha; three daughters, Karen (Gregg) Strawhecker of Bartlett, TN, Sharon (David) Campbell of Carmi, and Pharon (Scott) Winter of Wadesville, IN; four granddaughters, Bailey (Ryan) Deady, Blaire (Michael) Sherman, Kristen Winter and Faith Winter; two great-granddaughters, Lily Kate Deady and Leighanna Jane Sherman; a sister, Fairy Taylor of Fairfield; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, Ruth King, Eva Jackson and Freda Reed; and two brothers, David and Walter Thackrey.
A private family funeral service will be held for Lowell Thackrey on Sunday, January 3, 2020 at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi. A public graveside committal and burial service will be held at approximately 3:00 p.m., on Sunday at North Maple Ridge Cemetery in Carmi. Memorial Contributions may be made in Lowell's memory to the Crossville Church of Christ and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi. In accordance with the IDPH and CDC, masks will be required and social distancing will be observed.