Thomas E. Leighty, 78, Jasper

Thomas E. Leighty, 78, of Jasper, passed away at 2:04 p.m. on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper.

Thomas was born on September 8, 1941, in Otwell to Homer and Nora (Frentress) Leighty. He married Susie Streicher on December 26, 1992, in Jasper.

He retired from Indianapolis Power and Light Company after many years of service.

Tom and his wife were very active in prison and church ministries, and Tom was a mentor to many aspiring ministers. 

He enjoyed playing golf, enjoyed singing and playing the guitar, and spending time with family and friends.

Surviving are his wife, Susie Leighty of Jasper; five children, Kimberly Miller (Alan), Sullivan, Brian Leighty (Bea), West Palm Beach, Florida, Kristi Gross, Newburgh, Kenny Sibrel (Kelly), Loogootee, and Dawn Bartley (Gary), Jasper; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister; Elzena Strain, Petersburg; and one brother, David Leighty (Brenda), Cato.   

Preceding him in death were brothers, Doin Leighty, John Leighty and Georgie Leighty; and sisters; Barbara Joann Swain and Mary Jane Ingersoll.

Funeral services for Thomas E. Leighty will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, 2020, at the Becher- Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper, with burial to follow at a later date. 

A visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until the 6 p.m. service time on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper.

Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.

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