Mr. Herbert A. “Sonny” Wathen, 90, passed away Saturday, January 21, 2023, at his home in Shannondale, Indiana. He was born on December 10, 1932, in Clementsville, in Casey County, Kentucky, a son of the late Linus and Annabel (Ewing) Wathen.
On September 4, 1959, he was married to Barbara J. (Stockton) Wathen. They had shared 60 wonderful years together before her passing on July 14, 2020.
Raised in Kentucky, he attended St. Bernard Catholic School. Following school, he served his country honorably in the United States Air Force.
Sonny worked as a finish carpenter for Paul Blanton Construction Company, retiring in the mid-1990s. He was a member of the Thorntown American Legion and served with the military honor guard. He enjoyed tending to his vegetable garden and sharing the fruits of his labor.
Survivors include children, William (Debra) Wathen of Crawfordsville, Ric (Tina) Stockton of New Market, and Gary Stockton of Crawfordsville; seven grandchildren, Jessica (Ben) Strong, Sarah Wathen, Hannah Wathen, Eric (Jenny) Stockton, Chrissy (Jason) Wheeler, Brandon Stockton, and Alison Sheets; several great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and his wife, Sonny was preceded in death by five brothers, Charles Wathen, Pete “J.C.” Wathen, Robert Wathen, Joseph Wathen, and Adrian Wathen; and three sisters, Sister Margaret Ann, Maggie Fisher, and Mary Jo Wathen.
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 27, 2023, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Myers & Hunt Mortuary, 116 West Plum Street, in Thorntown, Indiana. Funeral Services with Military Rites are planned for 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 28, 2023, at the funeral home with Pastor Bruce White, officiating. Interment will follow services at Maple Lawn Cemetery in Thorntown.
Memorials may be directed to the American Legion Post 218, P.O. Box 44, Thorntown, Indiana 46071.