He had been in the hardware business for 27 years at the time of his death, and was president of the local association of hardware dealers. He was a trustee of the First Baptist Church and treasurer of the Bloomington Chamber of Commerce in 1932-33.
Mr. Thrasher was married on November 6, 1906 to the former Ora Pryor, and they had at least five children: Mrs. Robert Etnier, Irvin Thrasher, Wilson Thrasher, Jane Thrasher, and Martha Thrasher. His two sisters were Mrs. W.H. McCoy and Mrs. John Currie, and his brother was Kahn Thrasher.