Michael Louis Sullivan, 71, of North Vernon passed away at 1:14 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at St. Vincent Jennings Hospital.
Born April 18, 1944, in Dupont, he was the son of Howard Sullivan and Nola May Baker Sullivan Andress, both of whom preceded him in death. On Dec. 14, 1963, at Coffee Creek Christian Church in Paris Crossing, he married Wanda McIntosh, who survives.
Michael was a 1963 graduate of Deputy High School. He owned Sullivan’s Locksmith for more than 30 years and had previously worked as custodian for Dupont State Bank and in maintenance at Cummins Engine Co., where he retired in 2001 after 38 years.
He was a member of Coffee Creek Christian Church, where he was a deacon for more than 25 years, and Heartland Classic Cruiser Car Club and was a former member of both the Masonic Lodge in Deputy and Vernon Volunteer Fire Department.
He enjoyed traveling, classic cars, music and movies and being outdoors, where he especially loved cutting firewood.
Other survivors beside his wife of 52 years include a son, Bill (Paula) Sullivan of Scipio; two daughters, Rebecca (Ivory John) Sandefur and Teresa (Josh) Taylor, all of North Vernon; stepmother, Lois C. Sullivan of Seymour; brother, Glen (Gertrude) Sullivan of Deputy; sisters, Loraine and Loretta Andress, both of Anchorage, Alaska, and Merry Dye of Bradenton, Florida; grandchildren, Shea Lilian Taylor, Frank and Kaydee Sandefur, all of North Vernon, Chasetan Thompson and Bradley Sullivan, both of Scipio, and Michael (Cheyenne) Sullivan of Columbus; and great-grandchildren, Colin Sharp-Davidson of North Vernon and Elliot Jolee Sullivan of Columbus.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepfather Kenneth D. Andress and granddaughter Tara Kaye Sharp.
The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon with the Rev. Will Smith and the Rev. Jim Soblotne officiating. Burial will be in Coffee Creek Christian Church Cemetery in Paris Crossing.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until time of service Wednesday.
Memorials may be made to Coffee Creek Christian Church or to Coffee Creek Christian Church Cemetery Association.