Richard A. Thayer, 76, Bloomington, Indiana passed away Thursday, December 12, 2019 at his home. Richard was born February 14, 1943 in Lafayette, Indiana, the son of Richard Caleb and P. Madge (McGuire) Thayer.
Richard was a United States Air Force veteran and a retired aircraft mechanic and inspector, he had worked at Nashville, TN Flying Service, Ralph Rogers Aviation and Cook Aviation. Richard was a Boy Scout Leader, Member of the Monroe County Fair Board, member and past president of Stonebelt Rabbit Club and Girl Scout Board of Directors. Richard enjoyed Indiana University Basketball and a Bob Knight Fan and enjoyed fishing with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Barbara Ann (Thurman) Thayer; daughters, Frances Arleen Thayer of Bloomington, IN and Christine Diana Thayer-Arthur of Indianapolis, IN; son, Harrison Lee Thayer of Bloomington, IN; brothers, Jeff and Roger Thayer; Sisters, Sue Foster, Carol and Cindy Thayer; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 15, 2019 at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard 3000 E. Third St. Bloomington, Indiana with Rev. Les Rovenstine officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Sunday .
Private graveside services will be held on Monday at Valhalla Memory Gardens with the Monroe County Honor Guard providing Military Services.