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Theodore L. Wire

Nov. 19, 1939 – March 5, 2022

The earthly man, Theodore L. Wire, 82, of Anderson, passed away on March 5, 2022. 

He was born on Nov. 19, 1939, in Noblesville, Ind., to Moses and Blanche Wire.

Mr. Wire graduated from Noblesville High School in 1959, where he played on their 1957 undefeated football team and was referred to as a “Stick of Dynamite”. He also served his country in the United States Army.

He worked for Delco-Remy Division of General Motors and retired after 25 years of service. He was a member of UAW 662.

Mr. Smith was a lover of all of God’s creatures, especially his cats.

Survivors include his loving children, JoAnna (Randy) Spence, Lea (Rich) Welbaum and Ted Adam Wire; grandchildren Janet (Chris) Carl, Justen (Destini) Mullins, Stephen (Travis) Carl, Jarren Mullins, Mike A. (Erika) Witmer, Luke (Kacie) Witmer, Jada Mullins, Nichole Thompson, Jackson Mullins, Kelsey Thompson and Amy Witmer; five great-grandchildren; sisters Jewell Eason and Linda Tucker; twin brother, Tom L. (Sandy) Wire, and brother, Mike (Cindy) Wire; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Ben, David and Darrell; sisters, Evelyn, Edith, Bonnie and Jackie; and several in-laws.

Visitation is scheduled to be held Thu., March 10, 2022, from 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, 200 West 53rd St.  Anderson, Ind.

Services are scheduled to follow visitation at 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family through the funeral home. Online condolences can be made at www.loosecares.com.