James L. “Jimmy Lee” Thatcher

December 20, 1944 - November 22, 2016

12/20/1944 - 11/22/2016

Past Services

Visitation
Friday November 25, 2016
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Service
Friday November 25, 2016
8:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions

James L. “Jimmy Lee” Thatcher, 71 of Wheeling, died Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at the Wheeling Hospital.

He was born December 20, 1944 in Bellaire the son of the late Ross and Helen Reese Thatcher.

He was a retired steel worker with the Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corporation’s Martins Ferry Mill, a member of the Brooks Run United Methodist Church in Bellaire and the USW Local 1190.

Surviving are his wife of thirty-one years Michele L. Landers Thatcher, three children, J. Christopher (Melissa) Thatcher of Moundsville, Keri Walters and Sean Thatcher both of Wheeling, and his sister, Mary Ellen Palenicek of Bellaire. Also five grandchildren, Dakoyta, Kendall, Owynn, Landen and Kolten.

Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire, Ohio on Friday from 5 pm until time of services at 8 pm with Life Celebrant, David Wright officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute (CLICK HERE) or the Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CLICK HERE)  by going to “TMCFunding.com”.

Share your thoughts and memories with Jimmy Lee’s family at www.bauknechtaltmeyer.com

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Mary aguire
5 years ago

Chris and family , we’re so very sorry to hear about your dad . He loved you all so , so much . We want you to know you’re all in our heartfelt prayers and thoughts . Sorry we can’t make it tonight , but we are with you in thoughts . May our loving Father hold you all close in his loving arms and give you the strength to see you through . This is the hardest time of year to loose someone dear to you . I’m really sorry we’ve lost touch . Please contact us 304 280 5221 .

Jack and Jan Walker
5 years ago

In memory of alot of good family times together and with the band. Prayers for you. Michele, and all the kids and grandchildren. Love and hugs to all.

Carol bukosky
5 years ago

Sorry for your husband’s passing. I was not lucky enough to meet him, but he must have been a very loving and caring person for you and your kids. I hope that all your memories are good and can be treasured by you …..

Barb Himmelsbach
5 years ago

So sorry for your loss.You have lost one of the most important people in your lives.He will live on in your heart forever.