William Thomas (W.T.) Hare Jr.
BOWLING GREEN – William Thomas (W.T.) Hare Jr., 85, of Bowling Green, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at the Hospice House of Southern Kentucky.
The Barren County native was the eldest son of the late Thomas and Ellie Craighead Hare and the husband of the late Dorothy Branstetter Hare. He was preceded in death by his sister, Juanita Wingfield; son-in-law, Joe McGown; and daughter-in-law, Lisa Oliver Hare.
W. T. was a World War II veteran, who completed his military service as a guard during the Nuremberg Trials where war criminals were prosecuted. Returning to civilian life, he began a 35-year career with Holley Carburetor. Upon his retirement as Quality Assurance Specialist, W. T. helped his wife in the operation of H&H Sales, a local clothing store.
W.T. was a member of Christ United Methodist Church. He enjoyed his family and friends and will be greatly missed by them.
Survivors include his daughter, Brenda McGown; his son, Gary Hare (Julie); three grandchildren, Christi McGown Vickery (Garry), Samantha Hare Coplen (Ryan) and Matthew Hare (Connie); two great-grandchildren, Tabitha Hare and Paul Hare; two brothers, Elvin Hare (Carolyn) and Mitchell Hare (Covella); and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral service 11 a.m. Thursday at Hardy & Son Funeral Home, Bowling Green Chapel, with burial at Bowling Green Gardens. Visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations to Hospice House of Southern Kentucky.
LIBERTY – Rex High, 68, of Liberty Ky., formerly of Tompkinsville, passed away Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, in Liberty.
Rex was born in Tompkinsville, on May 23, 1944, a son of the late Bernice Lucille (Yancy) and Glen High. He worked as a truck driver and was a Mason with the Burnside Lodge.
Rex is survived by one daughter, Glenda Sue Downey, of Jamestown; one son, Roger High, of Liberty; one sister, Roberta England, of Tompkinsville; two brothers, Rondall High, of Louisville, Robert Willis High, of Indianapolis, Ind.; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at 2 p.m., at Yokley Trible Funeral Home. Visitation, Wednesday, from 5 to 9 p.m. and Thursday 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial in Bethlehem Cemetery.