Jean Joel Thrasher

Published 8:50 pm Thursday, November 13, 2014

Jean Joel Thrasher, 60, passed away Nov. 12, 2014. He was born in St. Louis, Mo., the son of the late Joel Jay Thrasher and Emma Jane Akers Thrasher. He was predeceased by his wife of 35 years, Sherry Marie Burke Thrasher. He worked as the chief operations officer for Community Electric Cooperative. He was a member of the National Rifle Association.

Jean is survived by his daughter, Melissa Thrasher Dunkley and husband, Charles Edward Dunkley; son, Jason Andrew Thrasher; and brother, Jan Jay Thrasher.

A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Parr Funeral Home & Crematory with the Rev. Matt Winters officiating. Friends may join the family Friday night for a time of visitation from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Association, 4416 Expressway Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23452 or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058. Condolences may be registered online at

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