Billy Joe Early

Last Updated on December 26, 2023 by Gundrum Funeral Home

Billy Joe Early, 80, of Twelve Mile, passed away Monday, December 25, 2023, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Logansport.

Born on October 25, 1943, in Logansport, Bill is the son of the late Geeter and Charlotte (Binney) Early.  On April 24, 1966, in Logansport, Bill married Georgia A. Miller who preceded in death on September 10, 2023.

Bill retired from Delco Electronics and served in the Indiana National Guard. Bill was a major sports fan, from high school sports to professional sports he loved it all! He especially enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren play sports. Bill also enjoyed traveling the United States, whether it be a family vacation with his family or just him and his wife, Georgia. One thing about Bill is that he never knew a stranger and always found someone to visit with no matter where he was.

Bill was a member of the IBEW, UAW, Royal Center Masonic Lodge, and Indiana National Guard. He was an active member of the community for many years. 

Surviving Bill is a son, Greg Early of Lucerne; two daughters, Heather (Tony Edwards) Bell of Kokomo; Alicia Collins of Twelve Mile; six grandchildren, Taylor Bell, Dodger Collins, Braxton Early, Brantlen Collins, Alexa Early and Chloe Early; two great grandchildren, Luka and Lucas

He was preceded in death by a sister, Marjorie Schwalm and a brother, Richard “Dick” David Early.

A funeral service for Bill Early will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 30, 2023, at Gundrum Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Foreman officiating. Burial will follow in the Metea Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Twelve Mile Fire Department.

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