Pumpkin Patch Owner Dave Thacker Dies

Dave Thacker, the man behind the Pa's Pumpkin patch and Christmas tree lot has died.

Dave Thacker, owner of Pa’s Pumpkin Patch on the border of Long Beach and Seal Beach, has died.

The 69-year-old behind the pumpkin patch and Christmas tree lot that made the holidays larger than life for local children for decades, died of cancer on July 22, according to the Press-Telegram.

The Press-Telegram’s Joe Segura wrote a moving obituary about Thacker, outlining his humble childhood, military service and transition into the Christmas tree business.

Click here for the full Dave Thacker obituary in the Press-Telegram.


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