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Hare, William Thomas (W.T.), Jr.

Posted: Tue 1:18 PM, Dec 04, 2012
Funeral Home: Hardy & Son Funeral Home, Bowling Green Chapel
William Thomas (W.T.) Hare Jr., 85, of Bowling Green, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at the Hospice Center.

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; a son-in-law, Joe McGown; and a 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 a daughter, Brenda McGown; a 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 is at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hardy & Son Funeral Home, Bowling Green Chapel, with burial at Bowling Green Gardens. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations to Hospice House of Southern Kentucky.
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