DANVILLE — Tommy “Tom” Jean Tyler, 77, of Danville, passed away at 12:50 a.m. EST Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Kindred Hospital in Indianapolis.
He was born on Aug. 9, 1936, in Danville to Willis and Mildred (Wichman) Tyler.
He had been married to Karen Kimball, with whom he had two daughters. He later became engaged to Rosie Moore. She survives.
Also surviving are his two daughters, Shelly Botkin of Tilton and Kerry (Rick) Hulse of Gifford; three grandchildren, Morgan Bailey, Tony Hulse and Shelby Hulse; great-granddaughter, Kimberlynn Neveah; a niece, Alice; his fiancé, Rosie, and her children, Crystal (Tim) Shell and Ricky Moore and his daughter, Tessa.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister and brother-in-law, Sally and Kenny Richards; a son-in-law, Ed Botkin; and Rosie’s son, Eugene.
Tom had served his country by enlisting in the United States Navy where he served during the Korean War. He had been a member at the Rossville American Legion. Tom drove a truck for Fleming and Weller Construction, worked in the mill at Cash and Carry Lumber, and retired while working in the offices at NACCO.
He liked fishing and spending time outdoors, especially working in his yard. Tom also loved to spend time with his family.
A service to celebrate the life of Tom Tyler will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, A Life Celebration Home, in Danville. Burial will follow at Spring Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be noon-2 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home on Thursday.
Please join Tom’s family in sharing memories and photos of his life through his Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.