Michael Earl Hartley, 21, Patoka, died
instantly Sunday, June 29, 1969, after a car accidently
fell on him while removing its transmission around At his home, northeast of Patoka.The bumper jack slipped, letting the car fall
and roll backwards on Hartley, according to Robert Kendall, Gibson county
coroner.He said Hartley died of a
broken neck and chest injuries.
Michael was born in Princeton, March 20, 1948 and lived his lifetime in Patoka.He was a member of the SteelmanChapelChurch and a private first class in the U.S. Marines,
stationed in Memphis, Tenn.
Surviving are the parents, Jr. And Mrs. Haskel Hartley, Patoka; two sisters, Darla June Hartley,
Flint, Mich.; and Debra Sue Hartley, Patoka; two brothers, John and Bruce
Hartley, both at home.
Services will be conducted at Wednesday at Colvin Chapel, Rev. Winfred Wigner officiating.Burial will be in DeckerChapelCemetery.
Friends may call at Colvin & Son Mortuary after p.m.Tuesday.