Thomas Bougher, 69, Sheridan, passed away Feb. 6, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born May 25, 1947 to the late Clifford Eugene and Dorothy Thelma (Patrick) Bougher in Frankfort.
Mr. Bougher had a proud and distinguished career in the U.S. Navy retiring with the rank of Yeoman First Class Petty Officer. He served four tours in Vietnam as a PBR riverboat gunner.
His memberships included the Frankfort American Legion, Post 12, VFW in Somerset, Ky., AMVETS of North Fort Myers, Fla. and he was Past Commander at the Sheridan American Legion Post 67.
Mr. Bougher had many hobbies. He always looked forward to his visits at the Smoke Shop in Frankfort to play cards. He loved fixing things, going to flea markets, camping, riding his motorcycle and socializing. He never met a stranger. He cherished his loyal dog, Sony, thoroughly loved spending time with his beloved wife, Karla (Bray) of 43 years, his children, and grandchildren. He looked forward to attending his children and grandchildren’s events throughout the years. He loved wrestling with his great-grandchildren.
Survivors include his loving wife, Karla; their children, Jennifer (Christopher) Zissler of Louisville, Ky., Nancy (Ron) Howard of Noblesville and Megan Bougher of Sheridan; nine grandchildren, Theo Buck, Justin (Jessica) Buck, Ashley Buck, Kaila Buck, Amber Buck, Kyle Bougher, Brady Bougher, Evan Wallace and Blake Howard; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Pat (Hillis) Dunn and Mary (Dan) Fitzgerald; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death are his two brothers, Danny and George Bougher and sisters, Mildred Saari and Barbara Lashbrook.
The funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Fisher Family Funeral Services located at 508 E. 6th St. in Sheridan. Family and friends are invited to gather from 10 a.m. until time of services. The Rev. George Cooper will be officiating the services. Burial will immediately follow at Crown View Cemetery in Sheridan.
Memorial donations may be made to Sheridan American Legion Post 67, 406 E. 10th St. Sheridan, IN, 46069.
Online condolences may be made at www.fisherfunerals.com. Fisher Family Funeral Services is honored to serve the Bougher family.