Thomas W. Thinnes, 75, of Montpelier, IN, passed away at 1:10 AM on Friday, December 22, 2017 at IU Health Blackford Hospital in Hartford City, IN. He was born on Tuesday, January 20, 1942, in Blackford County, IN. He married Merlie Ann (Welch) Thinnes on Friday, January 15, 1971 in Bluffton, IN. Thomas was a graduate of Jackson Center High School in Wells County. He attended technical training on the job. He attended the McNatt United Methodist Church. He worked as a service tech. for gas pumps for Jay Petroleum. He farmed and was also a bus driver for the Southern Wells Schools. He enjoyed woodworking, horses, camping, fishing, and loved anything outdoors. He was a master of all trades. Above anything, Thomas loved being with his family.
Loving Survivors Include his Wife - Merlie Ann (Welch) Thinnes, Montpelier, IN, Daughter - Elizabeth Ann Miller, Coldwater, MI, Son - Timothy Wayne Thinnes, Fort Wayne, IN, Son - Joey Lee (Michele) Thinnes, Urbana, OH, Son - Nicholas John (Jessica) Thinnes, Huntington, IN, Daughter - Samantha Jane (James) Heflin, Hartford City, IN, Sister - Judy Elaine (William) Shoup, Bluffton, IN, 10 Grandchildren, and 3 Great Grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his Father - Harold John Thinnes, Mother - Erma Alline (Griffith) Thinnes, Daughter - Abigail Renee Thinnes, Brother - Charles Uvon Thinnes, and Brother - John Griffith Thinnes.
Family and friends may gather to share and remember at Walker & Glancy Funeral Home 109 W Windsor St Montpelier on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM and from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Thursday, December 28, 2017.
A service to celebrate his life will be at Walker and Glancy Funeral Home at 11:00 AM on Thursday, December 28, 2017 with the Pastor Bill VanHaften officiating. Interment will follow in the Asbury Cemetery rural Montpelier.
Preferred memorials: American Cancer Society 5635 W. 96th Street Indianapolis IN 46278 American Heart Association 5635 W. 96th St. Indianapolis IN 46278
Arrangements are being handled by Walker & Glancy Funeral Home in Montpelier.
Online condolences may be made at www.glancyfuneralhomes.com