Tim Kermit Erwin

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Tim Kermit Erwin, Sr., 84, of Noblesville, IN, passed away on the morning of Friday, August 19, 2016, after a 40-year battle with heart disease. An Asheville native, he was born on June 1, 1932 to the late Forrest and Hattie Erwin. He attended Woodfin High School and worked for the Asheville Citizen-Times before serving 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 Sr. 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 four-year Board of Directors member from 1980 to 1984 of the Continental Ballroom Dance Club; and was President of the Riviera Country Club Booster Board in 1988-1989. His hobbies included tennis, ballroom dancing, playing bid-Euchre, gardening, reading and watching Western movies. Survivors in Indiana include his adoring wife of more than 32 years, Karen; step-sons, 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 a nephew, Richard (Brenda) Clark, of Ninevah. In the Asheville area, he leaves behind three children, Robert Michael Erwin, Caroline (Fred) Collins and Patty Harding Tayler Judge; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a half-brother; five brothers, four sisters, of whom he was the youngest; his son, Tim Kermit Erwin, Jr.; grandson, Joshua Harding; and the mother of his children, Eva Jacqueline Arnett. Services will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 22, 2016, at Randall & Roberts Funeral Center, in Noblesville. Military graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday at Green Hills Cemetery, Asheville, where he will be laid next to his son, Tim Jr. Arrangements in Noblesville were handled by Randall & Roberts Funeral Home. Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family locally.

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  1. Hello to everyone in Uncle Tim’s family. I am very sorry to hear of his passing. He is remembered by me to be a very funny and kind person. I always enjoyed talking with him because he had a positive attitude on things. Unfortunately, the way things are today families get spread all over the country and world. This leads to us getting out of touch with each other and only reconnect over a loss in our family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  2. I only met Tim a handfull of times, and Ann met hime only once, but we both found him to be a very likeable chap. We both were very sad when Karen called to say he had passed. Out prayers are with her and to their families.

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