Michael Earl Hartley, 21, Patoka, died instantly Sunday, June 29, 1969, after a car accidently fell on him while removing its transmission around 10 a.m. 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 Steelman Chapel Church 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 10 a.m. Wednesday at Colvin Chapel, Rev. Winfred Wigner officiating.  Burial will be in Decker Chapel Cemetery.

Friends may call at Colvin & Son Mortuary after 3:30 p.m.Tuesday.