CLINTON, Tenn. (WATE) – A member of the Clinton 12 passed away on November 6, 2019.
Robert Lee Thacker left a legacy behind at the age of 80.
Thacker was part of the 12 African American students that desegregated Clinton High School.
There is a statue honoring the Clinton 12 at the Green McAdoo Musuem in Clinton.
The obituary for Thacker can be found here; his funeral was held on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at Cobb’s Funeral home.