Roy R. Thornsberry, 71, passed away on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, in Ligonier. He was born to Aldo and Lora (Huff) Thornsberry on June 11, 1949, in Mousie, Ky. He married Marcella Taulbee on Sept. 19, 2008, in Kokomo.
Roy is survived by his wife, Marcella Thornsberry, Ligonier; children: Michael Karr, Ligonier; Roy Thornsberry, Ligonier; Sara Handshoe, Cromwell; Eric Bench, Ligonier; Katrina Bench, Ligonier; Deanna (Jarod) Schuman, Columbia City; 26 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; brothers, Gary (Patsy) Thornsberry, Garrett, Danny (Dawn) Thornsberry of Garrett; uncles: Carson Huff, Kendallville; and Johnny Huff of Albion.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandson, Joseph Malagon.
A gathering of family and friends will be held in Roy’s honor from 2-4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29,
at Yeager Funeral Home, 1589 Lincolnway South; Ligonier, IN 46767. Following the visitation, family and friends will process out to Oak Park Cemetery for the graveside service and military graveside honors. Pastor Jean Ness will officiate.
Roy honorably served in the U.S. Army during the Vietman War. He was a member of the American Legion in Ligonier and the Car Club. Roy enjoyed comic books, classic cars and loved his family and grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to ALS.