Thomas A. Orsborn

November 11, 1936 ‒ April 17, 2020

Fredericktown, Ohio

Thomas A. Orsborn, age 83, of Fredericktown, Ohio passed away on Friday, April 17, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.  He was born in Sparta, Ohio to the late Ralph and Anna (Woolison) Orsborn on November 11, 1936.

Tom was a member of the Bellville Church of Christ and the Colonial City Moose Lodge #2555.  He graduated from Sparta High School.  He was a hard worker and was proud of providing for his family.  Tom worked and retired from Rolls-Royce in Mount Vernon.  He enjoyed watching Ohio State football, Cleveland Indians and Cavaliers.  Another one of Tom’s hobbies was tinkering around with mowers and other machinery.  He will be remembered by many for his unique sense of humor.  His greatest joy was watching his grandkids with their many activities.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley (Rowlen) Orbsorn; son, Randy (Joan) Orsborn, grandchildren, Aaron (Doris) Orsborn, Lucas (Ragen) Orsborn, Kara (Jordon) Levering; great-grandchildren, Rory and Rhett Levering, Makenzie and Savanna Orsborn; a sister, Anna Marie (Stan) Lepley; a brother, John (Dorothy) Orsborn; several nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents, Tom is preceded in death by his brothers, Byron and Richard Orsborn.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, April 20, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Bloomfield Cemetery in Centerburg, Ohio.  Pastor Kyle Thompson will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: Kindred Hospice;

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  • Shirley. I am so sorry to hear that Tom had passed away. I heard he wasn’t well. It was so good to see you the last time you were at church. He was just as ornery as usual. I enjoyed you both so much. Take care of yourself.

  • Dear Shirley and Family, We were saddened to read about Tom’s passing. He was truly one of the nicest men we have ever known. His smile was contagious and he always had a greeting for everyone. He was so well liked at Cooper (Rolls) too. He had many co-workers who will miss him, including us. Our thoughts are with you and we are sharing in this loss. Deepest Sympathy to all. Sincerely, Susie and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • So sorry to read of the loss of your husband and dad. Tom was a great guy that was always funny and interesting and as is said a hard worker. We will keep you in our prayers.
    Dan and Candy Tripp

  • Dear Shirley and Family,
    Our hearts go out to all of you. Tom was such a special person. Always loved his sense of humor. He could brighten any day! Love and Prayers, Keith and Judy Duncan

  • Shirley, Randy, Joan and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. He was always such a wonderful and fun-loving person to be around. He will be missed by those who knew him but most of all by his loving family.

    Roger & Bonita Nauman and family

  • Shirley, Randy, Joan and family. So very sorry to hear this news. Everyone loved Tom. He gave the best hugs. Prayers for you all.

    Dad- Kay – sends his condolences also.

  • Shirley, Randy, Joan and families,
    So sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. He could always make you smile. He was a good friend and great neighbor to my family that will greet him in heaven. Prayers for you all. God Bless!

  • We were so sad to hear of Tom’s passing. We have many good memories. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Jerry and Ann Bloomfield

  • So sorry for your families loss. Tom seemed to never meet a stranger. Prayers for Shirley and the family.

  • So sorry about the passing of Tom! Had a lot of fun with him. Thinking of you all the family. Deepest Sympathy to the Family!

  • Shirley, Randy and Joan so sorry to here of
    Toms passing your in our thoughts and prayers.
    Terry and Jill Knapp

  • Shirley and family, sorry to hear of Tom passing, you have my deepest sympathy. I worked along side Tom for over 20 years at Cooper Energy Services. We talked Husqvarna chainsaws and small engines constantly. He was a very personable and intelligent individual that I will be missed. His fun outgoing personality made him the highlight of going to the hardware when he worked there during retirement.

  • Tom will be missed by the entire community. He was fun to be around. He had such a good sense of humor. Michael and I are sorry to hear of his death. May the wonderful memories you have of him last forever in your hearts. Love and sympathy to all of you.

  • Sorry to here about Tom’s passing .he was so funny he used to come in the store where I worked new everybody had a good word for everyone he saw and he always had a funny joke to tell
    Going to miss him. My condolence to shirley and the family

  • I’m so sorry, Shirley. I have fond memories of Tom when you bowled on Sunday nights with my parents. Heaven gained an angel. Hugs and prayers.
    Cherie Riggs Smith

  • Shirley, Randy, Joan and families,

    We are so sorry to hear about this wonderful man passing. Tom was such a joy to visit with whenever and wherever we saw him. May you find comfort in all the memories you have of him. We send our sincere condolences and will keep you all in our prayers.

  • Shirley and family, So sorry for your loss ! Iam sure he is in heaven and has everyone laughing. You guys were and are like family! Between the Porter’s and Oquins we spent a lot of time together! We will keep you all in our prayers!

  • Shirley, Randy, Joannie & family, So very sorry for your loss. Tom always made you laugh and smile when you saw him. Keeping all of you in our prayers.♥️

  • Shirley and family so sorry to here of Tom passing. He was a special man and great friend. Didn’t know a stranger. Thoughts and prayers. Jake and Darlene Davis

  • I am so sorry to hear of Tom passing away. My thoughts go out to the whole family.

  • Shirley, Randy and Joan, and the rest of your families, I am so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Kim “Webb” Grau

  • Shirley and family. I was so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Every time I ran into Tom he would brighten my day with a kind word and a big smile. Everytime I saw Tom I saw you, Shirley. You two obviously had a deep and abiding love for each other. Please know you are very much in our thoughts and prayers. God bless!
    Patty Pontius

  • Randy and Joan,

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My condolences and prayers to you and your family during your loss.


  • Shirley and family. So sorry to hear of Tom’s passing….i think it has all been said by all those sending Condolences. Knew him for many years, always the same cheerful man. Love you

  • We wish we could hold you all close. But please know that you all are in our hearts and prayers. We love you!

  • We are sending all of our love, thoughts and prayers to the Orsborn family. Tom was such a special person and will be greatly missed. We love you all.

    Kari, Dan, Thyra and Kasper O’Quin Ahlberg

  • So sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. He was a wonderful person and will be deeply missed!

  • Please know that we are thinking of you all at this sad time. Our condolences and blessings.

  • Shirley,
    We’re so sorry to hear about the loss of Tom -our friend and good neighbor. Our blessings are with you and your Family, We;ll sure miss him. Ray and Oat

  • Shirley, I’m so sorry to hear about Tom! I have missed you guys terribly. Prayers for you and your family! Take great care of yourself!

  • Shirley and family, so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. We always enjoyed his great sense of humor and he sure was proud of all his family. Especially enjoyed seeing him at the soccer games. The community has lost a prize possession. Dan and Brenda

  • Shirley and family, so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. My deepest condolences to the family. You’re in my prayers….Shirley Lehman

  • Shirley, Randy, Joan & family, my sincerest condolences for Tom’s passing. We have many fond memories of all the years we enjoyed in our wonderful community together!
    All my best and blessings to you all!

  • Shirley, Randy, Joan & family, we are so sorry to hear that Tom passed.
    Our prayers are with you and the family.

  • Shirley and Randy we are so very sorry to hear of Tom’s passing, We have so many fond memories of times spent with you all. Our hearts go out to you and your family.

  • Thoughts and prayers to your family. Tom was a delightful man and shared many happy moments with so many of us. We were blessed to know him. May God hold you in his loving arms.

  • Kara sorry to hear about your grandpas passing. Sorry your little ones won’t get to know him.

  • Shirley, Randy and family my condolences to you for your loss. Tom was a great guy and will be missed by many.

  • Shirley, Randy, Joan, and family; We were so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. He was such a wonderful person. Always with a joke, and a kind words. Everyone who knew him was better for it. You are all in our prayers.

  • Dear Shirley and family,

    We are saddened to learn about Tom. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We have moved to South Carolina and will not be able to attend service.

    Marsha & Jerry White and Martha Young

  • Shirley and family,
    So sorry for your loss. Remember many fun times spent with you. Tom was a very special guy . Never a dull moment when he was around. Love , hugs and prayers to all. Cherish and take comfort in the wonderful memories you have

  • When I worked at Highland Pizza, (many, many years ago) I loved when Tom and Shirley would stop in. I could always count on Tom for a laugh!! Tom and Shirley were THE couple, you could see the love they had for each other. They usually only got ice cream and would leave a nice little tip, another reason we all fought over waiting on them!! He will be missed by so many!!

  • Shirley and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Tom. He was always the same whenever you seen him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Bob and Mary

  • Lifting you all to our heavenly Father. Praying that your memories will comfort you all. Praying that you find peace in the hope of a wonderful reunion one day. God bless you.

    Paul and Judy

  • From the early 1960’s, when I first met Tom, into the 21st century he was always the same jolly, happy man. You always felt better after talking to him. That is a rare gift. Condolences to Shirley, Randy and the entire family. Rest in Peace, Tom

  • Randy and Joan,
    Our deepest sympathy on the passing of your father. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Jim and Lisa Tharp

  • Shirley and family, so very sorry of hearing of Tom passing. He was a great man and so much fun to be around. This reminds me of good thoughts of you Shirley and Tom at the campground at Rabbit Lakes. He was friends with everyone. Many prayers for all the family.

  • Tom has left many happy memories for anyone who new him. May your memories sustain you during this time. Hugs and love for all of you.

  • Prayers for comfort during this time. Tom was an amazing guy, enjoyed working with him at coopers there was never a dull moment always a lot of laughs.Tom Rest In Peace you will be missed .

  • Shirley,
    Sending sincere sympathy to you & your family. We have many fond memories of our times together. Take care of yourself & know you our in our thoughts & prayers.
    Hugs, Dan & Gert

  • Knew Tom and Shirley from going to church together and also the Senior Activity Center. Also, know Kara from church activities and family connections. Our sympathy goes out to all of you at this time.