During his time working for the Federal Government, Tom received multiple awards and accolades for his outstanding service. Following to his career in law enforcement he enjoyed working as a substitute teacher. He was a proud member of the Masons, the Shriners, the FOP, and the NRA. Tom loved the outdoors, and could often be found spending time hunting, and boating. He also enjoyed traveling, most especially to Belize. Tom was also an avid practical joker. Tom spent a great deal of time farming and raising his beloved cattle. Tom’s friends and family meant the world to him, and he cherished the time that he spent with them. He treasured his girls and his grandchildren.
Tom is predeceased by his parents, and is survived by his daughters, Kelley Wharton and Caroline (Michael) Dickinson, his grandchildren, Hayden and Christian, and his step-grandchildren, Madelynn and Brady. He also leaves behind two brothers, and two sisters, and a very special friend, Chris Grant.
Friends and Family are welcome to attend Calling Hours for Tom at the Farus Funeral Home of New Concord on Tuesday, May 24th from 3 to 5PM, with a memorial service starting promptly at 5PM. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Shriners Hospital, 3229 Burnet Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45229-3095.
Published in the Times Recorder on May 22, 2016
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