Thomas L. Earlywine, 78, of Indianapolis, passed away on March 4, 2016. He was born on Nov. 10, 1937, in Las Vegas, to George and Ruby Leavitt Earlywine.
He proudly served his country in the Marines. He started teaching in 1966 and retired in 2002 and was a member of the Indiana State Teachers Association. He also coached AAU for many years and coached the Indiana Girls All-Star Team, twice and was inducted into the Huntington County Basketball Hall of Fame.
Survivors include his wife, Erika Earlywine; two sons, Kirk and Scott Earlywine; stepdaughter, Shanelle Tate; grandchildren, Gui Earlywine and Troyce Heath; siblings, Ron Earlywine, Donna Myers and Sheila Hesting.
He was preceded in death by his son, Monte Earlywine and two siblings, Raymond Earlywine and Ila Miller.
There will be no public services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Vernon Athletic Department or the Wheeler Dowe Boys and Girls Club.
Arrangements were entrusted to G.H. Herrmann Madison Avenue, Indianapolis, IN.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.ghherrmann.com