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Visitation Set for Former N.C. State Wrestler

Posted January 2, 2008 7:33 a.m. EST
Updated January 2, 2008 12:37 p.m. EST

— A community will pause Wednesday to remember former North Carolina State University wrestler Tab Thacker.

A public viewing will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at Lea Funeral Home near Poole Road. Visitation will be held from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, immediately followed by his funeral.

Thacker died Dec. 28, 2007, after a long illness complicated by diabetes. He was 45.

Thacker was a three-time All-American who won the NCAA championship in 1984. He went on to a movie career with such films as "City Heat" and "Police Academy."

Thacker's funeral will be Thursday at Springfield Baptist Church off Auburn-Knightdale Road. He will be buried in Winston Salem.