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In Memory of
George Carl Thatcher
September 8, 1939 - October 1, 2019

Friday, October 4th from 4-8 p.m. at Centerburg United Methodist Church

Saturday, October 5th at 11 a.m. at Centerburg United Methodist Church

Eastview Cemetery

"His Master said, Well done thou good and faithful servant. Come and share your Master's joy"

George Carl Thatcher of Mount Liberty passed away Tuesday evening, Oct. 1, 2019 under the caring treatment of Ohio Health and the Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center of Mansfield.

He was born Sept. 8., 1939 in Mount Vernon, Ohio to Lucille Hudson Thatcher and Clyde R. Thatcher. George graduated from Centerburg High School in 1957, the Ohio Wesleyan University and Case Institute of Technology in 1962. He was employed as Chief Design Engineer for Cooper Bessemer Entronics Controls. George married his high school sweetheart, Barbara Hankins on June 18, 1961. This past summer they celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary making a total of 64 years of their lives spent together.

With him at the time of his death were his wife, his daughter, Lisa Thatcher and his son, Judge John C. Thatcher. Surviving are his daughter-in-law, Beth and grandchildren, John (Brooke), Sam, (Alyssa Radcliffe), Thomas, William (Kylee) and Sarah Anne who were all at his side to say goodbye and to escort him on his journey home. Also surviving are his sister-in-law, Nancy Thorpe, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and step mother, Aseneth Thatcher, his sister, Betty Cummings and cousin, Methel McKay.

George was involved in many activities in the life of his community, Centerburg and Knox County including the Ohio Junior Miss program and the Mount Vernon Players. George was a Longstanding member of the Centerburg United Methodist Church. He sang with the Chancel Choir, was Chairman of the Board of Trustees and was the "fixer of broken things". One of his many accomplishments was rewiring the entire church from basement to belfry. He enjoyed being outdoors and exploring the farm that has been in the Thatcher family for almost 200 years. As a former Boy Scout, one of his greatest joys was to see all four of his grandsons achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. George was honored to be an Eagle Scout mentor. An avid fan of the CHS cross country and track teams his pride and joy was granddaughter Sarah, who he referred to as "our tiny little superstar".

The calling hours will be Friday, October 4th from 4 until 8 p.m. at the Centerburg United Methodist Church. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, October 5th at 11 a.m. at the church. The family will also receive visitors one hour before the service on Saturday. The Reverend Matt Skelton will officiate. Burial will be at Eastview Cemetery in Centerburg. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in George's memory to the Centerburg United Methodist Church.


David Heater

Oct 3, 2019

My condolences for your entire family. George was my supervisor at Coopers for a few years in the early 90's. What a great man! Peace be with you.


Joyce Satterfield Phillips

Oct 3, 2019

Barb, John, Lisa and family, my heart goes out to you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May GOD get you through this difficult time. So many memories. If you need anything let me know. I will be there.


Perry C Brokaw

Oct 4, 2019

Lisa, Barb, and John, The fixit and set construction gentleman. Thoughts from this Mount Vernon Player.


John Nixon

Oct 4, 2019

Godspeed George Thatcher. John, Betsy, Jen, and Jay Nixon.


Jim Thorpe

Oct 5, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss.


Bill and Nancy Black

Oct 5, 2019

Our sincere sympathies to you all. We have such wonderful memories of George. He touched our lives with his big heart and soft gentle, compassionate ways at a time when we were new and alone in the Mt.Vernon area. God saw our need for childcare for our Chris, and He arranged our meeting. Barb was the primary caregiver, but your whole family helped to care for and shape Chris's life. George led his family well and touched the lives of so many. We are thankful for his influence and example. May God comfort and bless you all.