William Earle Bashore, 80, of Thornville, passed away July 13, 2018, at Licking Memorial Hospital. Earle was born May 15, 1938 in Thornville, the son of the late William Lyman and Gertrude Gilmore Bashore.
He was a 1957 graduate of Thornville High School. He had worked for the Shelly Company and Owens Corning. He loved to hunt and trap as a young boy and earned enough money as a teenager to buy his first car himself. Earle was also a lifetime farmer.
Earle is survived by his wife, Jean Ann Forsythe Bashore, whom he married in 1958; two sons, Kristopher (Misty) Bashore and Kevin Bashore, both of Thornville; grandchildren, Matthew (Allison) Bashore, Travis (Kristen) Bashore, Andrea Bashore, Jarrod Bashore and Austin Bashore; and three greatgrandchildren, Mason, Wesley and Colton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Adam Bashore; three brothers, Charles Walter, Lyman Eugene, and Clifford Bashore; and a sister, Gladys Bashore Peterson.
Services were held July 16, 2018, at the Bope-Thomas Funeral Home in Somerset, with Dave Mason officiating. A private graveside service was held at July 17, 2018, in Zion Ridge Cemetery. www.bopethomasfuneralhome.com