Thomas James Ervin, 68, Ligonier, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday April 19, 2020, at home 12:06 p.m. He was born on June 3, 1951, the son of Orville and Frances (Young) Ervin in Wabash. On June 28, 1970, he married Barbara Ruff.
Tom is survived by his wife, Barbara Ervin of Ligonier; three children, Tony (Kenson Dhanie) Ervin of Fort Wayne, Shelly (Rick Atteberry) Sabin of Ligonier, Toby (Melissa) Ervin of Garrett; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren; Don (Regina) Ervin and Ruth (Terry) Rookstool both of Warsaw; along with many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Tom graduated from Warsaw High School in 1970 and retired from Silgan Plastics in Ligonier after 42 years of faithful service. He was a devoted member of the American Legion in Ligonier, and enjoyed going to the New Paris Speedway. He was an avid bowler and bowled in national competitions for over 30 years, and was a Colts fan.
A cremation committal will take place at Legacy Cremation and Remembrance Center in Ligonier. A Celebration of Tom’s life will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the West Noble American Legion Post 243, 100 South Main Street, Ligonier, IN 46767.