Brian ‘Flip’ Earley


Brian “Flip” Earley, 57, of Bloomington, passed away peacefully on January 13th.

Brian was the favorite child born to Rex and Bonnie (Beavers) Earley at Schneck Memorial in Seymour on January 21st, 1964. Growing up in the Gaiser Park neighborhood in Seymour, there were kids everywhere. Being the youngest of 5 was the best. After graduating from Seymour High School (Class of 82), he attended Purdue University where he met the love of his life and the luckiest woman in the world, Mary Martin. After graduating from the best school in the state of Indiana, Purdue University, he and Mary were wedded on November 4th, 1989 in Wheaton, IL. He worked as Sales Professional for The Sherwin-Williams Company for 32 years before enjoying his retirement on Lake Monroe. Brian was a connoisseur of bourbon and the most effective influencer of a good time, no matter the setting.

Brian is preceded in death by both parents (Rex and Bonnie Earley).

Brian is survived by his spouse Mary Earley, brothers Dave (Rhonda) Earley, Joe (Susan) Earley, sisters Rexanne (Jim) Ude, Sara (Mark) Clark, 10 nieces, and 7 nephews.

It seems the combination of seasonal weather, enhanced restrictions, and COVID impacting health concerns will force an indoor/outdoor celebration, which is not likely to occur until springtime. Neither date nor location has been set at this time. Memorials may be given to the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation ( and gifts to Grace Center Food Pantry, P.O. Box 71, Harrodsburg, IN 47434.

Allen Funeral Home and Crematory 4155 South Old State Road 37 is handling the arrangements and online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with family and friends at