Obituary: Tim Kermit Erwin Sr



Tim Kermit Erwin Sr, 84, Noblesville, died Aug. 19 after a 40-year battle with heart disease. He was born June 1, 1932 to the late Forrest and Hattie Erwin in Asheville, N.C. He attended Woodfin High School and worked for the Asheville newspaper before entering the U.S. Army in 1953. He proudly served his country with the U.S. Army Air Force in Korea and Okinawa.

Tim retired in 1994 from Morris Machines in Indianapolis after 24 years of service. Moving to Indianapolis in 1967, he served as senior vice commander of VFW Post 98 in 1974; was a charter member of 500 Moose; and former member of American Legion Post 497. He also served as treasurer in 1979 and was a board of directors member from 1980 to 1984 of the Continental Ball Room Dance Club, and was president of the Riviera Country Club Booster Board in 1988 and 1989. His hobbies included tennis, ballroom dancing, playing bid-euchre, gardening, reading and watching western movies.

Local survivors include his adoring wife of more than 32 years, Karen; stepsons Terry (Buffy) Trout and Frank (companion Susie Schrock) Gilbert; three step-grandchildren Uriah (Katee) Trout and their son Ryder, Ryan Thomas Gilbert and Emma Gilbert; and nephew Richard (Brenda) Clark of Nineveh. In the Asheville, N.C., area, he leaves behind three children, Robert Michael Erwin, Caroline (Fred) Collins and Patty Harding Tayler Judge and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he is the youngest of his siblings, who preceded him in death are a half-brother; five brothers and four sisters; son Tim Kermit Erwin,Jr.; grandson Joshua Harding; and the mother of his children, Eva Jacqueline Arnett.


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