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.
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