Thomas Anthony Lothes

November 03, 1942 ‒ January 19, 2021

Marion, Ohio

Thomas Anthony Lothes, age 78, of Marion, passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021 surrounded by family.

Tom was born in Elkins, West Virginia on November 3, 1942 to the late Charles E. and Eileen (Burr) Lothes and later moved to Marion for employment.

Tom met the love of his life, Jacqueline R. Casperson while at lunch in a downtown Marion restaurant. It was love at first sight.  The two were wed on February 15, 1969 in Marion and were inseparable. Together, Tom and Jackie raised three children and loved their four grandchildren. Jackie passed away on May 4, 2018.

Tom worked for the City of Marion for many years retiring in 2003 from the Engineering Department.  While not at work, Tom loved to be outdoors, and he would often be found hunting or fishing. Tom also had a wood shop built on the side of his house where he tinkered on various wood working projects.  He enjoyed playing cards, every family gather you would find him and his family all around the table playing. He also loved playing cards with friends especially Texas Holdem.  He loved watching sports and any hunting and fishing shows.  Tom attended The First Church of the Nazarene with his family and was a former member of the American Legion and VFW in Marion.

Above all, Tom loved his family and would do anything for them.  He was a good example of a hard worker, loving father and it showed as he provided a wonderful and loving home for his family. He was one that would give anyone the shirt off of his back.  He had a carefree spirit and positive outlook on life.

He will be deeply missed by his children, Thomas (Diana) Lothes of Marion, Kasy (Matthew) Wells of Galion, and Rick (Jennifer) Lothes of Marion; grandchildren, Zachary (Lauren) Lothes, Kelsee Lothes, Vincent Wells, and Reagan Wells; and brother, Charles (Faye) Lothes of West Virginia.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents Charles Lothes and Eileen Burr Lothes-Donaldson; wife, Jackie (Casperson) Lothes; and brother, Richard “Dick” Lothes.

A gathering of friends will be held at Snyder Funeral Homes, Gunder/Hall Chapel (347 W. Center St.) on Friday January 22nd from 4:00 pm until 7:00 PM. (masks required)

Memorial donations may be made in Tom’s honor to Ohio Health Hospice.

Snyder Funeral Homes, Gunder/Hall Chapel is honored to serve Tom’s family.  Online condolences may be expressed by visiting

  • So sorry for your loss. Grew up across the road from Tom and Jackie. Always loved visiting with them. Sending prayers for all.

  • We will always remember Tom, he was a great guy. Enjoyed our card nights with Tom and Jackie. Tom, Kasy and Rick if there is anything we can do please call. My prayers are with all of you.

  • I am so very sorry for your loss Kasy and family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you all!

  • Our condolences to your family. You all are our thoughts and prayers.

    The Sanderfer family
    Alabaster, Al

  • Tommy and family,so sorry for you loss.Tom was always fun to be around. You are all in my thoughts and prayers….

  • I’d like to send my deepest condolences to all of the Lothes family. Tom was and will always be a great man. I can remember spending many nights as a kid at Tom and Jackie’s home while mom and dad played cards. I always loved that back family room. So many good memories. If the family needs anything please reach out. God bless you all. Sending a truck load of prayers. I love it all like family.

  • Rick, Jen and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Just know he is happy to be with your mom and know she was waiting for him. You will see him again. Sending prayers and hugs.

  • I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. He was a sweet man and always talked so highly of his children and grandchildren. I’m so sad to hear of his passing. Praying for you all during this time.
    Zach, I’m so sorry, I know how much he meant to you, thinking of you.

  • Tom Lothes was an amazing and honorable friend. He was always willing to go the the extra mile and help. Someone. I loved his humor. I’m proud to have known Jackie and Tom. Their love for each other and their friends and family was one to be cherished. At last, they are reunited.

  • We were so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. He was a beloved man and we know he will be dearly missed. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. Tom will be missed by many. Wishing your family peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. My Sincere Sympathy

  • Tom and Ian Diven

    So sorry for your loss. Although we only meet Tom once it was a morning spent enjoying our favorite sport together. We will always remember that day.

  • Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family! Tom was a good guy. He and Jackie we’re a lot of fun to be with and we are so glad we were all friends. Tom will be sadly missed but now he is back with Jackie. God Bless!!❤️🙏

  • Our thoughts are with all of you. The Getsay’s are forever grateful for all he and Jackie did for our family. God Bless.

  • So sorry for your loss.. I grew up with Tom and we played sports together. He was a great athlete. We went to high school together and have a lot of fun memories. RIP.