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Mr. Thomas M. Marling, 81, of Lebanon, passed away Sept. 14, 2017, at Homewood Health Care Campus in Lebanon.

Tom was born on Feb. 12, 1936, in Indianapolis, the son of the now late Ernest and Mary Jane (Land) Marling. He married Floria "Bea" Gann on Nov. 18, 1956. She survives.

As a career plumber and contractor, Tom worked for RT Moore for 44 years. His RT Moore family was always cherished by him. In his spare time, Tom also enjoyed buying and remodeling houses. He was a Whitestown Fire Department volunteer firefighter for 17 years. Tom was a member of the Whitestown United Methodist Church.

Tom enjoyed working in his workshop garage, where he relaxed after work. He loved his cat Mickey, horse racing, and playing Texas hold 'em. Tom enjoyed boating, fishing, and spending time with his family at the lake and at his house in Florida.

Survivors include his wife, Bea Marling of Lebanon; his daughters, Brenda S. Fisher of Lebanon, and Linda (Doug) Lamb of Fairland; his brother, Rex (Judy) Marling; his sister, Nancy Marling; his grandchildren, Aaron Heineman, Alec Heineman, and Brandon (Ashleigh) Fisher; his great-grandchildren, Aleah, Masen, Aaron, Avery and Adrian "Cash" Heineman; and several nieces and nephews. Tom was preceded in death by his brothers, Charles (Diane) Marling, Charles Pipes, Ernest Eugene Marling and Donnie Pipes; his sisters, Shirley Pipes and Diane Pipes Caffey; and his granddaughter, Adria Heineman.
Family and friends will gather Tuesday, Sept. 19, for visitation from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 2 p.m. in the Strawmyer & Drury Mortuary, 2400 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon. Tom will be laid to rest at Lincoln Memory Gardens in Whitestown.
Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Humane Society for Boone County, P.O. Box 708, Lebanon, IN 46052.
Online condolences may be made at www.strawmyerdrury.com.
Published on September 15, 2017
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