William Thatcher, Jr.

August 4, 1942 - January 3, 2016

08/04/1942 - 01/03/2016

Past Services

Thursday January 07, 2016
Belmont County Memorial Park
P.O. Box 205
Bellaire, OH 43906
304-695-3101 | Directions
Thursday January 07, 2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Thursday January 07, 2016
11:00 am
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions

William H. “Butch” Thatcher, Jr., 73 of St. Clairsville, Ohio died Sunday, January 3, 2016 at the Wheeling Hospital in Wheeling, West Virginia.


He was born in Bellaire, Ohio on August 4, 1942 a son of the late William H. and Florence Risdon Thatcher.


Butch was a retired employee of the First Energy Corporation’s R. E.  Burger Power Station at Dilles Bottom, Ohio and a US Marine Corps veteran.


He had a wonderful sense of human, an avid Cleveland Browns fan and an extremely hardworker. Butch was a loving son, husband, brother, father, grandfather and uncle.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rose S. Evans Thatcher on July 11, 2006.


Surviving are his children, Ashley N. (Ryan) Schreiner of Powhatan Point, Ohio and Frank W. (Latonna) Thatcher of Bridgeport, Ohio, his sister Susan (Bill) Benda and his brother John Thatcher both of Bellaire, Ohio.  Also five grandchildren, Hannah Rose Schreiner, Kaylee Ryanne Schreiner, Lacey Greenlee, Trevor Garrison, Julia Williams and several nieces and nephews.


Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire, Ohio on Thursday from 10 am until time of services at 11 am with Pastor Donald Cordery officiating. Interment in the Belmont County Memorial Park Cemetery in St. Clairsville, Ohio at the convenience of the family.


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

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4 years ago

Dad i miss you i finly got shit rote working 7 days a week and drug and booze free for a year now i love you old man

Cheryl J Skinner, Patriot Guard
7 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time

May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of William Thatcher, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of…..

US Marine Veteran, William Thatcher, “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

kym mccue
7 years ago

butch i miss you already you were a awesome friend and my best friend rest high in heaven