Mr. Tommie Wayne “Tom” Bovard, age 51, of Madison, Indiana, entered this life on April 25, 1962, in Dearborn County, Indiana, the loving son of the late, R. Kenneth & Virginia M. (Baker) Bovard. He was raised in East Enterprise, Indiana and was a 1980 graduate of Switzerland County High School. Tommie was inducted into the Indiana National Guard in 1980 and was honorably discharged in 1986. On April 10, 1989, in Vevay, Indiana, Tommie was united in marriage to Molli Arvin. This happy union was blessed with one daughter, Logann Brooke.Tom was first employed as a Machine Operator with Dayton Walther Corporation in Carrollton, Kentucky, for several years. Tommie was later united in marriage to Dathma and with this union arrived a son, Quentin. He was currently employed as a Welder for the past seventeen years with Vehicle Services Group-Rotary Lift in Madison, Indiana. He was a former Charter Member of the American Legion Riders. Tommie was baptized and was a member of the Christian church. Tommie had celebrated 9 happy years with the love of his life and best friend Debi Gaylord of Madison, Indiana. He enjoyed hunting, playing golf, riding his motorcycles, IU Basketball, Cincinnati Reds and loved animals. Tommie’s greatest enjoyment was his daughter, Logann Brooke. Tom was a loving daddy, devoted brother and friend to many. Tommie was a great artist who enjoyed painting & drawing. Tommie died at 1:30 pm, Saturday, March 8, 2014, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana.
Tommie will be missed by his companion & best friend of 9 years, Debi Gaylord of Madison, IN; his daughter, Logann Brooke Bovard of Oakley, CA; his grandchildren, Catie, Bastian, Lauryn, Presley, Xander, Reagan, Orion & Phoenix; his father-in-law & his mother-in-law, Earl & Jerilyn VanWinkle of Madison, IN; 3-brothers, Warren Bovard & his wife: Sharon of Rising Sun, IN, Herschel Bovard of Aurora, IN & Nathan Bovard of East Enterprise, IN; 9-sisters, Linda Kay Frederick of Rising Sun, IN, Bonnie Bovard of Rising Sun, IN, Connie Richter & her husband: Davey of Rising Sun, IN, Nanette Daws & her husband: Roy of Rising Sun, IN, Suzanne Padgett of Valdosta, GA, Cindy Hudson & her husband: Tony of Rising Sun, IN, Joyce Allen & her husband: Bruce of Bright, IN, Sheila Lowes of Florence, KY, Leisa Jensen & her husband: Jody of Hayesville, NC; his brother-in-law, Glen Armand of Bossier City, LA; his sister-in-law, Deloris C. Bovard of East Enterprise, IN; several nieces, nephews & other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, R. Kenneth and Virginia M. (Baker) Bovard; his son, Quentin Bovard; his brothers, Johnny Joe Bovard, Terry Bovard and Robert P. “Bobby” Bovard; his sisters, Brenda Yauger and Barbara Armand.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 13, 2014, at 11:00 am, by Rev. Mike Jones, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Interment will follow in the New Liberty Cemetery, East Enterprise, Indiana.
Friends may call 3:00 pm-8:00 pm, Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street in Vevay, Indiana 47043.
Memorial contributions may be made to Animal Shelter or the New Liberty Cemetery Association. Cards are available at the funeral home.