Paul R. "Dink" Tarwater, 89, passed away at 10:33 p.m. Saturday, July 15, 2017, in Union Hospital. He retired from Anchor Glass and was a farmer. He was born Feb. 23, 1928, in Knox County, to William Tarwater and Hazel (Conway) Tarwater.
Paul is survived by daughters, Julie Stewart (Larry) of Krum, Texas and Lisa Beard (Larry) of Terre Haute; sons, Richard Tarwater (Jane) of Terre Haute, Joe Tarwater of Shelburn and John "Steve" Tarwater (Donna) of Terre Haute; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Betty Miller of Tennessee; a brother, Francis Tarwater of Terre Haute; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Addie Mae (Dishon) Tarwater; a son, Paul Eugene "Butchy" Tarwater; a sister, Kathleen Little; and a brother, Billy Joe Tarwater.
Paul was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and he enjoyed IU Basketball, farming and gardening.
Visitation will be Tuesday, July 18, 2017, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. in DeBaun Springhill Chapel with funeral services at 1 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. James Quick officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery with military honors provided by Vigo County Veterans honor Guard. Online condolences may be left at:
Published on  July 16, 2017