Thomas K. “Tomy” Swihart

April 30, 1972 ‒ August 30, 2015

Fredericktown, Ohio

Thomas Kelley “Tomy” Swihart, age 43, of Mermary Drive, Fredericktown, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2015 at Knox Community Hospital. He was born on April 30, 1972 in Mount Vernon, Ohio the son of Thomas L. Swihart and Helen Erlene (Kelley) Swihart. Tomy was a 1995 graduate of Fredericktown High School where he lettered in football his freshman year. He previously owned and operated Swihart Construction and Excavating and was currently working for Deer Creek Excavating. He attended the First Baptist Church of Fredericktown.

Tomy was a “big” man, but with that came a big heart. Everyone who met him immediately noticed his smile and laughter. He enjoyed riding dirt bikes, trapshooting, working on antique tractors and car restoration. Tomy was a loving father and son and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his father, two sons, Thomas Kellan Swihart and Tate Kelley Swihart both of Fredericktown, a half-brother, James Mitch (Susan) Simpson of Mount Vernon and the mother of his children, Heather Smith.

Besides his mother he was preceded in death by an infant daughter.

Friends may call on Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Fredericktown where a funeral service will begin at 3 p.m. Rev. Timothy Mohon will be officiating. The family will observe a private graveside service in Quaker Cemetery in Fredericktown.

Memorial contributions in Tomy’s name may be made to the Fredericktown Athletic Boosters.

The Snyder Funeral Home of Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Thomas Kelley “Tomy” Swihart.

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  • Sure sorry to hear about this. I had just had so much fun playing corn hole at our church picnic with Tommy and the boys the other evening. Our prayers are with all of you.

  • I’m sending my prayers to the family and his boys((HUGS)) during this difficult time of the loss of there father Tommy……May you R.I.P Tommy…..

  • I will never forget going to prom with Tommy my sophomore year…we sure had a lot of laughs! Was always like a big brother to talk to when I needed it!! RIP!

  • To the families, So very sorry for the passing of Tommy, many blessings and prayers at this time of sorrow. You have our deepest sympathy.

  • I am so sad to hear that Tommy has passed. I had such a good time growing up with Tommy and working on cars together, all of my prayers go out to Tom’s family.

  • I am truly sorry for the loss of Tommy. He will be greatly missed by so many. So many fun memories growing up with Tommy. One of a kind.

  • Rest in Peace, Tommy. We are praying for your boys and family during the time of sorrow and loss. You will be missed my friend.

  • Tommy Frederictown will not be the same without you. Everyone knew you or knew of you, prayers for your boys. You will truly be missed in there lives.

  • Sending all my love and prayers to your family and boys….you will be missed. Rest in peace my friend 🙁

  • I was saddened to here of the passing of Tommy, Tommy was like one of our own when growing up playing football and hanging out with the boys. He was wonderful with his boys he is just a plan wonderful young man who will surely be missed, TOMMY may God give you rest from your labors. God bless you

  • So sorry for your loss. Tommy was such a great guy. We had a lot of fun playing guitar together. He will be missed! Thoughts and prayers from my family to yours. R.I.P. brother.

  • Tommy You taught me to never put things off. I will cherish our chats and bible verses. Until we meet again. The boys are in my prayers. Rest in peace.

  • A good friend. We have many memories together. I wish the best for your boys and the hold their head up and stay strong. My thoughts go out to the family. RIP my friend.

  • Tommy was a great guy who had a wonderful soul and heart. He cared about everyone. My prayers to his family.

  • My heart is breaking right now for all his friends and family. Tommy was one of the sweetest and funniest guys I have ever known. My sisters and I were lucky enough to grow up with this amazing guy! His smile and laughter will live on forever in our hearts. Will pray for peace and comfort for you during this difficult time.

  • My deepest sympathies to Tom Sr. and all of the family Tommy left behind. Remember we will all be together again someday. RIP Tommy and God Bless the family.

  • I want to express my deepest sympathy to the Swihart family. Tommy was a wonderful person who impacted the lives of so many people. We all have our stories of Tommy and his awnery schanannagans but those same people also have stories of the kind hearted side of him. Tommy was a great person with a heart gold. He will be deeply miss.

  • Our condolences to Tom Sr and all the family Tommy leaves behind. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rest easy Tommy. God bless you..

  • Tom was my student. He lead by example in our OWE program. He was our Man of the Year when he graduated for not only his academic and work skills but for his leadership and courage. A picture of him receiving his high school diploma at our banquet was on the front page of the Mt. Vernon News. I offer not only mine but my families deeps sympathy to the Swihart family. Tom was my friend and I will always remember him.

  • My heart goes out to the family tommy ran around my kids growing up had him inour home. He will be missed by all

  • So sorry to hear of this he was a great person. My family’s thoughts and prayers go out to his family. RIP brother you will be deeply missed

  • I can’t even begin to say how very sorry I am for the family,and especially my heart is with his boys. I have been thinking of and praying for all of you constantly. He was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed. May God be with you all at this time of sorrow. Rest in peace my dear friend Tommy.

  • I’m so sorry for you loss. I ask God to wrap his arms around Tom sr, kellan, Tate and rest of the family. Hugs to all.

  • So sorry about your loss. God must have needed another Angel in his garden and you know he only picks the best. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  • Our prayers and deepest sympathy to Tom Sr. and the entire family for this terrible loss

  • So sorry to hear that Tommy passed, our sincere condolences, prayers for the family.

  • Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Swihart family. Tommy spent many a time at our house, he was always so caring and helped with whatever was needed. Anyone that knew him, knew he was genuine. We were shocked , to say the least when we heard he had passed
    away. Our deepest sympathy to the family. Gone but not forgotten…..

  • We are very saddened to hear of the passing of Tommy..we had a lot of laughs and great memories with Tommy. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Tommys sons and his family and friends..gone but will never be forgotten..R.I.P in my friend

  • I went to school with Tommy’s dad. So sorry to hear about the loss of your son. Prayers for all of his family. He will always be in your hearts. God Bless!

  • Dear Tom — Sending you and Tommy’s family our deepest sympathy. Hope you are given extra strength to get through such a tragic loss. Sincerely, Susie and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • Our deepest sympathies go out to Tommy’s family. It was great getting reacquainted during track season.

  • We are so sorry to hear about Tommy. Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers go out to his family and friends.

  • So very sorry to hear about Tommy. We had some good times and you will be missed. Praying for the family and praying God embraces Tommy.

  • We will sadly miss you Tommy, You changed your life around.Your heart and soul is with god.Love and miss you.
    Mr.and Mrs.Edward Smith

  • Rest your soul my friend. Many years and memories have came back to me as I heard of your passing. My prayers go out to your sons. You left them too soon. You, your boys, and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    With deepest sympathy.
    Shane Ellison and family.

  • To one of the greatest guys I have ever met. such a kind caring soul.You Gave your Life to God Tommy and He Called u Home. Evidently God has a Open Position for U. Tommy U Never Knew a Stranger u was so Kind Hearted. R.I.P My friend Fly with the Angels and may your family rest easy and get through this Hard time

  • Deep condolences goes out to the Swihart family.Tommy was a wonderful man I have known for years.RIP Tommy you will be missed!!!

  • So sorry to hear of Tommy’s passing. Such a terrible loss and to leave so soon. Tommy was one of a kind. Our Heart goes out to his boys, Big Tommy and mother. rest in peace Tommy………

  • To Tom Sr. and the Swihart family,
    Our hearts are heavy as we heard the news of Tommy. May God give you comfort
    & peace knowing that He rests easy now. We are so very sorry for your great loss.
    Deb & Hank Solis

  • We know words can not take away your pain and sorrow but you will always have your memories. May God grant you peace. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. John and Diana

  • So sorry to hear about Tomy. He went to school with my son. His son goes to school with my grandson. He was always happy and a great person to know. I will miss his honks when he saw me. He put in the sidewalk at my office also. We all have such great memories of him. His family is in my prayers.

  • My thoughts and prayers go out to Tomy’s family and friends.
    Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”

  • So sorry about the passing of Tommy.did’nt really know him well,but he started coming to our Church and will always glad I met him ,he had a strong hand shake and a smile.Prayers for the Family

  • Prayers for the Swihart family at this time and in the months to come. May God be extra close to all of you.

  • Tom & Tate, I’m so, so sorry to hear about Tomy. I have fond memories of watching him grow from childhood to an adult. I know that he will be missed by many. You and your families are in my prayers.

  • So sorry to hear about Tommy.I did not get to meet him but Steve thought he was a real nice guy.If you or his boys need anything just let us know.Your in my prayers.
    Steve and Christine Goeppinger

  • Prayers for you and your family, so sorry for your loss, heaven has another angel…

  • It was such a shock to hear of Tommy passing so unexpectedly. It’s still hard to believe. Our thoughts and prayers are with his children, his dad, Heather and all of his family. Prayers of comfort and peace for all of you at this difficult time. For those of us that grew up with Tommy and anyone that knew him, he will be truly missed!
    Rest in peace our friend……………

    Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.

  • Sorry to hear about Tomy. From our conversations at church it was obvious he was very proud of his boys. Our prayers are with the entire Swihart Family.

  • Our deepest sympathies to Tom Sr. and the entire Swihart family. Tomy was such
    a fun loving guy. He will be missed by many. Please know that all of the family are
    in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Tommy, so sorry to hear of the loss of your son. We had the privilege of meeting him Saturday night and asked him about you. I hope you remember us, we met you when BJ’s was open and you visited Howard in the hospital. We have been in Ohio helping Howard’s mother, but you have been in our thoughts and prayers. Take care, dear friend. Again, you have our deepest sympathies.

  • So sorry to the family of Tommy.. He was one of a kind that is for sure and will be missed! Thoughts and prayers go to his family and for all that knew him.

  • THOUGHTS AN PRAYERS to all family an friends…so glad that God works in mysterious ways to get u to seek him…May God’s grace pour over an cover your family as they grieve your loss…but i will celebrate along with many others as we rejoyce your living an memories!!! Tommy until we meet again dear friend R.I.P..keep the big guy upstairs in stiches…u now know the mystery of the universe, hope it’s as awesome as we were taught…

  • Tomy was a great childhood friend, those memories just make me smile. Our Dads shared stories with us that just seemed too far fetched, but could be true 🙂 I didn’t get to know Tomy as a man, but his smile in this picture takes me right back to grade school. I am so sorry for the pain his family must be feeling, but I take comfort in knowing I too will meet my friend in Heaven one day. God Bless.

  • Thoughts and prayers for all the Swihart family. Tomy will definitely be missed by many. We have knew Tomy from the high school days to the adulthood and we have fond memories that will always stay with us. God Bless and you all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • To the family of Tomy,
    You have our sincere and heartfelt sympathy.
    From the family of: Wilma Joanne Strong.
    Wilma Jean, Marcia, Don & Jackie, Sherry & Anita

  • My sincere condolence to the entire Swihart families. Tommy was my sons` classmate, and i see this as such a terrible loss! God be with everyone.

  • I’m so sorry.. I knew your son he was a good friend I only knew him for a short time wish it could have been longer good by my friend I’ll see you someday soon!!