Tim Love Obituary, Death – Tim Love passed away on March 25, 2023, after a 14-year battle with multiple myeloma. born in Richmond, Indiana, on February 22, 1951, to Carl Edwin and Gene Elizabeth Brown Love. He started working at Centerville-Abington Community Schools as a music instructor in 1973.
After that, before taking early retirement, he worked at Seton Catholic Schools, Richmond Community Schools, Northeastern Wayne Schools, and Seton Schools, where he established the music department. Tim had lost both of his parents by the time he was 18 years old. He has a never-give-up work ethic as a result. In order to graduate from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music debt-free, he worked every summer at the school bus manufacturer Wayne Works. On July 14, 1973, Tim wed Holly Anne Holmes, and shortly thereafter he launched a singing career.
Tim was a skilled trumpet player who often participated in dance bands, brass choruses, quintets, and other ensembles as well as church services. Yet teaching was where he truly belonged. Tim became well-known for his dedication to teaching music and for going above and beyond the call of duty to inspire a sizable number of students.
Everyone was struck by his amazing deeds of love and compassion. Before they retired, Tim and Holly frequently brought their kids to Ireland, Maui, and Florida’s Siesta Key. Tim spent much of his retirement years visiting his children, grandkids, and other family members. He enjoyed teaching trumpet lessons in addition to playing golf and working with the young neighborhood bands.
He will be missed by his 49-year-old wife Holly Holmes Love, his kids Terry Carl Love and Sarah Elizabeth Scholl, his son-in-law Adam Scholl, his grandkids Nolan Timothy Scholl, Natalie Grace Scholl, and Nicholas James Scholl, as well as his in-law mother. Aunt Ann Brown, Cousins Karen (Steve) Wahl, Steve, Barb, and Dr. Scott (Kelly) Brown, as well as Cousins Tyrone (Darlene), Tyrone (Pam), Bruce (Lorie), James (Angie), and Teresa.
He predeceased both of his parents as well as the mother who raised him. The Holmes family is made up of Marilyn A. Love, James Holmes, Barbara Holmes, Terry Lee Holmes, and Uncle Woody Brown. The family would like to thank Dr. Robert Bode for detecting Tim’s illness in time for treatment by Dr. Rafat Abonour and his great staff at the IU Health Simon and Schwarz Cancer Centers, especially RN Janelle, an exceptional nurse.
Tim’s viewing will be held on Friday, March 30 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 121 South 18th St., Richmond, IN 47374. The Revs. will lead the funeral services. On April 1 at 11:00 a.m., Cliff Nunn and Bob Meckley will be in attendance. There will be a burial in Fountain City, Indiana’s Willow Grove Cemetery following the memorial service. Visit cancer.iu.edu/community/m4m or mail a check to Indiana University Foundation, Miles for Myeloma, PO Box 500, Bloomington, IN 47402 to make a memorial donation in Tim’s name.