Leland Thomas “Tom” Bostic, 79, of 29th Street, died at 12 p.m. November 22, 2016, at his home.
Tom was born August 21, 1937, in Decatur County, the son of Delta Grant and Thelma Irene Beach Bostic. He married Linda Fay Fountain November 21, 1958.
Tom graduated from Greensburg High School where he played basketball, baseball and football. He started work at Cummins Engine Company immediately after graduating high school, working in publications, distribution and services for 29 years until his retirement in 1987. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, where he also played basketball.
He was a longtime member of First Christian Church where he was baptized in 1964. He was an avid IU fan and loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed coaching his children’s sports teams and leading their Boy Scout troops. Tom also officiated high school basketball and football games and was an avid softball player and bowler.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday, November 28, 2016, at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with Justin White officiating. Calling hours will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service Monday. Military honors will be provided by Bartholomew County Veterans Honor Guard.
Memorials may be made to First Christian Church through the funeral home.
Survivors include his wife, Linda; sons, Thomas Alan (Laura) Bostic of Orleans, Indiana, Stacey Grant (Sherry) Bostic of Bloomington and Richard Jay Bostic of Columbus; a brother, Robert Lee (Melissa) Bostic of Montgomery, Alabama; grandchildren, Katie, Kyle (Stefany), Jacob, Ashleigh (Matthew), David, Chelcey, Hunter (Ezequiel), Madeline, Braden and Sydney; and great-grandchildren, Selana, Maya, John and Benjamin.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Lester D. Bostic and Theron James Bostic.
You are invited to view his video tribute after 2 p.m. Sunday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the internet.