William Wood Funeral Home

517 4TH ST, Boonville, MO


Frank Barclay Thacher II

February 1, 1946February 17, 2020

Frank Thacher, 74, of Boonville, passed away on Monday, February 17, 2020 surrounded by family.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Boonville, with burial following at Walnut Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Friday evening at the church and from 9:00 am until the time of the service on Saturday.

Frank Barclay Thacher, II was born February 1, 1946 in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Berry Wyatt and Frances Jorgensen Thacher. He graduated from Boonville High School in 1964 and Texas A&M University in 1968. He fought for his country in Vietnam, where he earned a Purple Heart. Upon discharge from the Army, he enrolled in the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science and returned to Boonville to work at Thacher-Wood Funeral Home until his retirement. On June 30, 1973, he married Julie Tuttle in Prairie Home, Missouri.

Throughout his life he served his community, including as President of the Kiwanis Club, the Boonville Chamber of Commerce, the Boonville High School Alumni Association, the Friends of Historic Boonville, and Immanuel Lutheran Church. He led numerous community fundraising efforts, including as Chairman of the Boonslick Heartland YMCA Founders Campaign to establish a local YMCA, the Veterans Memorial Committee, the Missouri River Festival of the Arts, and the Friends of Historic Boonville Endowment Campaign. He cherished the friendships he made early in life and was active in planning reunions of his high school and college classmates.

He is survived by his wife, Julie of Boonville; his sons Frank “Trey” B. Thacher, III of Memphis, Tennessee and Kyle Ellis Thacher (Andrea) of Boonville; his grandsons, Samuel Ellis Thacher and William Dale Thacher of Boonville; and his loyal dog Millie.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Immanuel Lutheran Church or the Friends of Historic Boonville Endowment.


  • Doug Applegate
  • Brent Bozarth
  • Jack Hull
  • Charley Murdock
  • Matt Peiter
  • Peter Schauer
  • Steve Tillman
  • Cornelius Twenter
  • Hellcat 9 of Texas A&M Class of '68, Honorary
  • Morning Coffee Group at Taylor's Bake Shop, Honorary

  • Immanuel Lutheran Church or the Friends of Historic Boonville Endowment


  • Visitation Friday, February 21, 2020
  • Visitation Saturday, February 22, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 22, 2020


Frank Barclay Thacher II

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Ed Cundiff

February 21, 2020

Sun filled memories of days we played ball together on the neighborhood Field of Dreams

John D. Hopkins

February 21, 2020

Thinking of you especially this weekend, Frank, as well as hereafter. We had been together from the beginning at Central; you left us far too early. May the bell continue to ring, both here and elsewhere!
-- John, BHS-64

Linda Grissum

February 19, 2020

My sympathy and Love go out to Julie, Trey, Kyle and your family, and of course to Millie! It was just a few months ago that Frank, Julie and I were talking at grandparents day at Hannah Cole about our grandsons. Not only did our children go to school together our grandsons are doing the same as well. Now in Scouts together. I’m sure you will be watching over them as they go through life. Rest In Peace Frank! Our community was made better with your service to our Country and with all you did for us!🇺🇸

Arthur Farris

February 19, 2020

I am truly saddened for a life taken too early. Frank was a good friend and I valued his friendship even though we only saw each other occasionally. Our prayers and thoughts are with his family.

Susan James

February 18, 2020

I have been friends with Frank since we were next door neighbors. We went to different schools but remained good friends. We were both in Dallas at the same time. We shared many fun times.

I will miss him even though our paths haven't crossed much in the last 40+ years. My sympathy to the family.

Susan James

Robert Thacher Campbell II

February 18, 2020

Frank was like a big brother to me in our teen years; he was a couple of years ahead. Although we never saw each other over the last 50 years, you don't forget an inspiration whose warmth, friendliness and desire to help others always was so powerful.

My Dad was actually Frank's cousin with my grandmother being Frank's Dad Barry's half sister. Boonville will miss this legend among their midst all those decades...as well as anyone and all who knew Frank over his life.

The attached pictures turned up on the day of his passing...never saw them before. He was 2 1/2 then, I was 5 months and cousin
Peggy Lee Campbell of Texas was about 1 year old.

Can't explain how this happened, but it must be a message of sorts. Tomorrow I turn 72 and will remember Frank's smile.

Butch Friedrich

February 18, 2020

Rest in peace dear friend. We support ed each other from kindergarten through life's end. I will always treasure your friendship and reminisceing with you over coffee at Taylor's. Wonderful memories to last my days. Look forward to seeing you again on the other side.

Nancy Haber

February 18, 2020

I remember so many good school and social activities with Frank. Always kind and supportive. My condolences to the family❤️❤️

Ed Stock

February 18, 2020

Through the decades Frank, Julie and Staff comforted our familymany times when we lost a loved one. I remember January 1979 during a snow storm Frank asked me to carry the Pallbearers of my Uncle Alex in my four wheel drive Blazer and lead the funeral procession to the cemetery in case the hearse became stuck I could pull them out. He will be greatly missed.

Sandy Farris

February 18, 2020

There are no words to say how much Frank will be missed. He was such a fun person to be around and chat with. Boonville won’t be the same without Frankie-o! Prayers for comfort to Julie, the boys and their families.