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E. Howard Tomlin

Ernie Howard Tomlin, 75, of Muncie, Indiana, died Friday, January 10, 2014 at Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital. Born in Afton, Va., on March 29, 1938, he moved to Indiana in 1960. Ernie retired in 2004 from Saint Gobain (now Verallia), Muncie, and had also worked at Warner Gear and Maxon Corp. in Muncie. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran stationed at Tyndall A.F.B., Panama City, Fla., and was a former member of Albany Lions Club. He enjoyed watching the Colts, Pacers, and Ball State sports and enjoyed gardening. His greatest devotion was to his family.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon (DeHaven) Tomlin; their children, Todd Howard Tomlin, Las Vegas, Nev., and Lori Jo Tomlin, Evansville; a brother, Robert Tucker Tomlin (wife Lynn) of Mechanicsville; a sister, Janet T. Marshall (husband Elmo), Church View; two grandchildren, Tucker Tomlin, Riverside, Cal., and Noah Tomlin, Las Vegas, Nev.; and 16 nieces and nephews, and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

He is preceded in death by a daughter, Jo Ellen Tomlin, who died in infancy. Also deceased are his parents, Clarence E. (Sr.) and Martha V. Tomlin, and two brothers, Clarence E. Tomlin Jr. and Cecil Scott Tomlin.

Services will be conducted on January 14 at Meacham Funeral Service, Albany, Ind., and burial will follow at Strong Cemetery. 

Memorials may be sent to Cancer Services of East Central Indiana (Little Red Door).

posted 01.13.2014

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