Thomas D. “Tom” Marcum

August 12, 1952 ‒ June 09, 2017

Marengo, Ohio
Formerly of Sunbury, Ohio

Thomas D. “Tom” Marcum age 64, of Marengo and formerly of Sunbury died unexpectedly Friday, June 9, 2017 in West Virginia.

He was born on August 12, 1952 in Columbus, Ohio the son of the late Sylvester and Elsie (Messer) Marcum.

On November 8, 1969, he married Patty Phillips on the Ohio River in Newport, Kentucky.

Before moving to Marengo 15 years ago, Tom and Patty lived in Sunbury.  He owned and operated TDV Plumbing in Galena, a business his sons now own and operate.

Tom and Patty enjoyed camping in their RV, taking trips all over the country and going on motorcycle runs on his Harley Davidson Trike.  He also loved gambling and being just plain goofy.

He also attended Northgate Church in Sunbury.

In addition to his wife he will be missed by his boys and their wives Tommy and Leighanne of Johnstown and Shawn and Michelle of Centerburg; eight grandchildren Thomas III, Alan, Darienne, Victoria, Maddie, Christian, Ryan, and Derek; brothers Sylvester (Sandy) of Steptown, West Virginia, Tim (Kim) of Westerville, and Mike (Barb) of Clintonville; Cindy Kirby of Glenwood, West Virginia, Robin Speery of Sunbury, Cheryl (John) Gowan of Luisa, Kentucky, Cynthia Baxter of Canterbury; half-sister Roxie of West Virginia; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on the family on Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 5-8 PM at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 North State Route 61, Sunbury, Ohio 43074.  Funeral services will be held there on Friday at 11:00 AM.  Burial will follow at Fancher Cemetery in Harlem Township.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the family to assist with funeral expenses.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Tom’s family.  Special memories and condolences can be expressed to the family at

  • Patty, Tommy and Shawn.. I am so very sorry for your loss.. Tom was so special to so many people.. Prayers for strength and comfort..

    • Patty, Shawn, and Tommy we are praying for the family. If you need anything please let us know. Miss you all so much. Sending much love!!

  • Tommy and Leighanne we are so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Gary and I wish to send all our love. thoughts and prayers to the entire Marcum family. We’ve been like family since Tommy married our daughter, LeighAnne, and therefore we grieve for you as well.
    We are here if you need anything.
    May the Lord bring you comfort and peace during your time of grieving and may you feel him near every hour of every day. We are also asking that all the GOOD memories be within your heart, being brought to mind, and that laughter will soon replace the tears.
    We love you all.

  • My prayers go out to all my cousins family…was really shocked to hear this tragic news…god bless each and everyone of Tommy family….i haven’t seen Tommy since 2000 …..i had been working in Canterbury ohio roofing….and happen to stop at a gas station to get some smokes…i was so excited to see him….i gave him a big hug and we talked about his yellow Chevy he was driving and how was everyone doing…a memory I share ….so sorry to hear and so sad…i hope to meet everyone Thursday!

  • My deepest sympathy to Patty, Tommy, Shawn and the rest of your family for your loss! My heart goes out to all of you. Tom was such a character and he had such a generous spirit. I really enjoyed seeing all of his posts and silly selfies when he joined Facebook, and not to mention all of his video commentaries! He definitely loved his family though, and his pride was always evident! Tom was one of my favorite people and will be truly missed!

  • So sorry for your loss, and we’ll be keeping the family in our prayers. I was really shocked to get the news tonight about cousin Tom. My heart goes out to all of you. The last time I saw him was at the family reunion at aunt Linda’s and uncle Paul’s house a few years back. Aunt Pliney had an old picture of cousin Tom’s dad, Sylvester, when he was in the army. Uncle Sylvester was about 18teen. Cousin Verona gave Tom the old picture in a bubble photo frame that day. When he saw the picture of his dad, it just melted his heart and he cried. He was very moved by the photo and gift. I’ll never forget that day. Praying for comfort and peace for the family. Blessings-
    Rosie & John

  • We are saddened to hear the loss of your dad
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
    Ray and Rachel

  • All of our love and prayers for you all. We are so sorry for your loss. If there is anything we can do we are here.
    Glenn ,Amy and family

  • Boys Tommy and Shawn . Im so sorry to hear about your dad . My thoughts and prayers goes out to the whole family . Big Tom was a very kind funny man and raised 2 of the kindest boys i know . I also know he had to be proud of the men you have become … Please know your in my thoughts and prayers may you all find peace and understanding..God Bless.

  • So sorry for the loss of our cousin Tommy as we called him when we were all kids. Prayers for the family. JoAnn (marcum) Barnett and rest of the Frank Marcum family (Tom’s uncle).

  • Chris Stanley and I were saddened to hear of your lose. Chris is one of the greeters at Northgate Church. l’m Chris’s second wife and Shawn Hubbard’s mom. Chris was married to Jo when Tom was coming to our church. She passed away in 2005. Our prayers go out to your family. God loves you all and will help you through this.

  • Patty, Tom and Shawn;

    So sorry to hear of your lose. I know you were all very proud of Tom and loved him deeply. He will be missed. Know that Maria and I will be thinking about you and your family and wishing you all well. Take care, Maria and Tim Love

  • Tom and Shawn,
    Just heard of the loss of your Dad “Big Tom” ! A very good man that raised two great boys. Enjoyed working with your Dad on various Plumbing jobs though-out Delaware County for many years. Saw TDV Plumbing Co. come up from the ground to where it’s now !
    A man of God who loves you guys ! Nothing but Gold !… for your Dad ! Blessing of comfort to the entire family.

  • Patty, Mike and Barb,
    Jerry and I are so sorry for your loss of your husband and brother Tom. He was one heck of a great fella. Condolences to the entire family as well. Prayer’s and thought’s are with you all.
    R.I.P. Tom.

    Jerry and Rita/Sissy Young