Born Dec. 24, 1917 in Cleveland, he was the son of Jacob S. and Nellie P. (Hsmer) Thrasher. He was a former Parkman resident.
Mr. Thrasher was employed in insurance management for more than 40 years.
He attended Middleburg Baptist Church.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Betty (Trenchard) of Anderson, N.C.; son, Gerald R. Jr. of Silver Spring, Md.; and two grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Overlook Cemetery in Parkman, with the Rev. Gerald Sanders officiating. Local arrangements were made by Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home in Garrettsville.