Harley D. Thompson, of Medora, passed away peacefully at his son’s home on the night of January 17, 2022, surrounded by his loving family. He was 95 years old.
Harley entered this life in Washington County, Indiana on April 4,1926. He was one of seven children born to the loving parents, Harry, and Amanda (Holsapple) Thompson. Harley grew up in Washington County. He went to Salem Community Schools and after 3 days into his sophomore year, he decided to graduate early and go to work with his dad on the farm until he decided to serve in the US Navy. Harley went on to fight in the Pacific Campaign of World War II. He served on the USS LSM(R) 405 aka USS Broadkill River. After his service, Harley came home and met the love of his life Margie (Reynolds) Thompson. They were united in marriage on May 8, 1947. From this 72-year union, Harley and Margie were blessed with four children, Denver Dale, Harold Alan, Brenda Reve, and Robert Kent. Margie preceded on September 15, 2019.
He was a devoted husband, loving father, and Grandpa. Harley was a member of the Wesleyan Church of Medora. He was a member of the former Leesville Masonic Lodge before the lodge merged with the Medora Masonic Lodge. Harley also served the lodge as Worshipful Master. Harley was an avid gardener and looked forward to his garden every year.
Harley was also a hardworking man. He went to work for Arvin’s in Columbus and retired after 28 years. His retirement did not last long, and he went back to work for Cummins Engine for over ten years, until he wanted to retire again.
Harley memories will be cherished by his loving family, Harold Thompson and his wife Rhonda, Brenda Beyers and her husband Joe, Bob Thompson and his wife Judy, a sister Maryann Stidham, eight grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren, and three great-great granddaughters, a daughter-in-law, Peggy Thompson, and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded by his parents, son Denver Thompson two grandchildren, Melissa Thompson and Lynetta Skaggs, two sisters, Wanda Wynn, and Edith Bell, and three brothers, Travis, Ervin, and Robert.
Funeral Services will be conducted on January 22, 2022, at 11:00 at Hague Funeral Home of Medora with Pastor Skip Breeden officiating.
Harley’s Final Salute will be conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1925, American Legion Post 89, Disabled American Veterans 47, and Vietnam Vets 7 at White River Valley Cemetery of Medora.
Masonic Funeral Rites will be conducted at 7:00 pm on Friday January 21, 2022, at Hague Funeral Home.
Friends may visit with the family on Friday January 21, 2022, from 4:00 – 8:00 pm and on Saturday from 10:00 am until the time of the service at Hague Funeral Home
Memorials may be written in Harley’s name to “Hope” Medora Goes Pink or the Carr Township Conservation Club through Hague Funeral Home.