Adrian Lee Thackrey, age 85, of Lima died at 11:02 a.m., Wednesday, April 10, 2013
at St. Rita’s Medical Center. He was born Feb. 14, 1928 in Hamilton Co., IL to
Adrian and Maryphene Rockett Thackrey. He married Benita B. Brasel July 3, 1953
and she survives in Lima.
Mr. Thackrey had worked in sales of oil field equipment for COFSCO of New York
and Midway Supply in Lima, formerly U&I Supply. Lee was a member of Harvey’s Point
Christian Church of Salem, IL, the American Legion, and the Disabled
American Veterans. He received a purple heart while serving in the U.S. Army 1st Cavalry Division
during the Korean Conflict. Lee was a registered genealogist and a member of the
National Genealogical Society. He also was a 32nd Degree Mason.
Survivors include 5 beloved sons: Jeffrey Thackrey of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, David
Thackrey of Columbus, OH, Douglas (Kris) Thackrey of Lima, Gregory (Dawn)
Thackrey of Carmel, IN and Randy Thackrey of Indianapolis, IN; 3 granddaughters he adored:
Brianne, Katie and Rachael; 2 brothers: William (Irene) Thackrey of Mt. Vernon,
IL and Max (Ann) Thackrey of Richmond, KY, and a sister Mary Jo (Wilburn) Davis of
Barrington, IL. Lee was preceded in death by a brother Jack Thackrey.
The family will receive friends 5-7p.m. Friday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home,
The funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday at the funeral home with Rev.
Charlotte Hefner officiating. Burial will follow in St. Matthew Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association