Thomas Anthony Lothes
November 03, 1942 ‒ January 19, 2021
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 www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.