Raymond Glenn "Sonny" Thrasher, 80, became a director of the heavenly choir on January 7, 2018. Sonny was born June 20, 1937, to the late Jack and Ruth Thrasher. He was a graduate of Vilonia High School and served in the U.S. Army. He was a retired funeral director with Roller-McNutt and also worked in construction. Sonny was influential in many kids' lives as he coached youth sports, his favorite being baseball. He never met a stranger and was known by all as being charismatic and loud. Sonny was an avid bowler and golfer. He most likely has already set several tee times with his buddies who have gone on before him. Sonny loved gospel music and led the congregational singing in the early service at Friendship Baptist Church for 20 years. He and his wife sang in the Free Spirits gospel quartet for many years.
Sonny was preceded in death by his brother, Granville David White, and sister, Marian Purtle. Leaving behind to cherish many great memories is his wife of 56 years, Christene Pike Thrasher, daughter, Annette Foust of Amarillo, TX, and her children, Derek, Heather, and Skyler; sons Michael Thrasher (Jeanette) of Batesville, Wade Thrasher of Little Rock, and Steve (Lenett) of Greenbrier; and daughter, Tina Hutchison (Mack) of Conway. Grandchildren include Cole Parker, Hayden and Hunter (Melanie) Thrasher, and Fischer, Jessica, and Thomas Hutchison.
Pallbearers are Cole Parker, Hayden Thrasher, Hunter Thrasher, Fischer Hutchison, Thomas Hutchison, Parker Hutchison, and Cody Burke. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Ricky Brooks, Jerry Carroll, Dr. Mike Fleeman, Max Henry, Jerry Huie, and Clay Willcut.
Visitation will be Tuesday, January 9, from 6-8 p.m. at Roller-McNutt in Conway. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 10, at 10 a.m. at Friendship Baptist Church located at 767 Rocky Point Road in Conway. Burial will follow at Crestlawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Sonny's memory to Greenbrier Nazarene Children's Ministry Building Fund - P.O. Box 188 Greenbrier, AR 72058 or Friendship Baptist Church Building Fund- 767 Rocky Point Rd. Conway, AR 72032.