Obituary: Radyies D. “Tater” Thimling

June 12, 1926 – November 23, 2019

Raydies D. “Tater” Thimling, 93, of Shoals, passed away Saturday, November 23, 2019, at the Daviess Community Hospital in Washington.

He was born June 12, 1926, in Martin County to Martin and Elizabeth (Hoffman) Thimling. He married Ruth Tow on October 18, 1956, and she preceded him in death in 2005.

He retired from National Gypsum with thirty-three and a half years of service, was a farmer, truck driver and served as Democrat Committeeman for twenty years. He was a member of the Shoals Christian Church, the Shoals American Legion for sixty-five years and was a Veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Korean War.

“Tater” was preceded in death by his wife and three brothers, Ambrose, Lenise and Frank Thimling.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Monday, December 2, 2019, at the Queen-Lee Chapel with burial in the Spring Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements