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Obituary: Loren Morton Haley, Greensburg


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Loren Morton “Sonny” Haley, 77, of Greensburg, passed away at 11:16 a.m. on Saturday, February 1, 2014, at his residence. He was born on April 29, 1936,in Greensburg, the son of Loren Morton and Edna Marie (Ricketts) Haley.

Mr. Haley was a lifelong resident of Decatur County and graduated from New Point High School in 1954. In 1978 he retired from the U.S. Army after 24 years of service. His military service included the Korean and Vietnam wars. He then worked for Delta Faucet and retired from there after 14 years of service.

He was a member of American Legion Post No. 129 and Eagles Lodge No. 927, both at Greensburg. He enjoyed Western magazines and movies, fishing, NASCAR and college basketball.

He married Shirley Ann Luttel on February 17, 1977, in Oakland, California and she survives. Other survivors include his daughters, Melinda Lynn (Jerry) Buzzard of Concord, California, and Emma Lorraine (Richard) Nakazawa of San Jose, California; his sons, Dennis Ray (Julia) Haley of Sacramento, California, Timothy Allen (Lisa) Haley of Concord, California, Joshua Duane Haley of Burney, and Jeremy Allen Haley of Greensburg; his sisters, Patricia (Ronald) Niese of Bloomington, Joyce (MacArthur) Davidson of Ligonier and Kathy Ashcraft of Hamilton, Ohio; his brothers, Boyd (Sandra) Haley of Lexington, Kentucky, Clint (Linda) Haley of Lexington, Kentucky, Terry (Paula) Haley of Bloomington and John (Darlene) Haley of Louisville, Kentucky; his 11 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, James Haley and Harold Haley.

The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 7, 2014, at the Bass & Gasper Funeral Home in Westport with Rev. Rand Hooten officiating. Military graveside rites and burial will follow at Mount Aerie Cemetery. Friends may call at the Bass & Gasper Funeral Home on Thursday from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the family.

Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.bassgasper.com.

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