Thomas L. Agne

July 21, 1953 ‒ December 22, 2017

Delaware, Ohio

Thomas L. Agne, age 64 of Delaware passed away Friday, December 22, 2017 at The James Cancer Hospital in Columbus.

He was born on July 21, 1953 in Dayton to the late Earl and Ina (Decker) Agne.  Tom was a graduate of   Centerville High School in 1971 and from Miami University in 1975, earning a bachelor’s degree in sports medicine.

For 25 plus years Tom served as head athletic trainer for Ohio Wesleyan University. For the past 15 years he worked with Verizon Wireless in their Hilliard business call center.

Spiritual and a member of William St. United Methodist Church, he served as a church lay member attending the West Ohio Annual Conference. He was also a proud member of Miami University Alumni.

Happy go lucky in nature, full of life and love, Tom enjoyed a passion for football, cell phones, and collecting Royal Doulton character and toby jugs.  The Beatles were his favorite musical group and for whom he was an avid fan. Tom also enjoyed Ollie’s Ice Cream and travel, especially to the shores of Ogunquit, Maine.

Considered the life of any party, Tom was blessed and always happy to his core. Tom will be remembered for his big heart, love of life and family, especially his beloved Cockapoo Mazie.

Those left to cherish his memory include his daughter Hilary (JT) Bower of Delaware, son Noah (Lauren) Agne of Avon, forever friend Roger Higgins of Marion, siblings: Bob Agne of Dayton, Ted (Paulette) Agne of Marblehead, MA, Cinda (Jesse) Bush of Dayton, Cris (Zack) Kidwell of Xenia, nieces, nephews, and friends.

A celebration of life informal gathering will be held from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 27th at William St. United Methodist Church, 28 W. William St., Delaware, Ohio 43015. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to The James Cancer Hospital, 1480 W. Lane Ave.,| Columbus, Ohio 43221.

Condolences may be expressed at

  • Dear Roger,
    There are simply no words to express our deep sorrow at hearing of Tom’s passing. We always looked forward to seeing you both at the concerts and wish we had shared more Ollie’s together!
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your families. If there Is anything we can do, please let us know.
    With love, Todd & Doug

  • We are deeply saddened by the loss you encountered. May God provide peace and comfort to your family during this difficult time.( 2 Corinthians 1:3,4) May the love of family and friends carry you through your grief.

  • I’m so very sorry for your loss. Tom was one of the best bosses I ever had and a good friend. I will always remember his laugh and jovial spirit.

  • I am so sorry to hear this news. I played football at Ohio Wesleyan from 1978-1981 and Ags was a great trainer. He will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Mike DeLauder

  • I am so surprised to hear of Tom passing. He is one of those friends who has left a lasting impression on many of us. I seemed to be enjoying life and it saddens me that when joyous times of one’s life, seem to pass so quickly.
    I am so surprised to hear of Tom passing. He is one of those friends who has left a lasting impression on many of us. He seemed to be enjoying life and it saddens me when joyous times of one’s life, seems to pass so quickly.

    God bless friends and family.

  • What a blessing to have known Tom. He was a good neighbor and friend. He will be missed. We pray for peace for his loved ones. -Rick and Stephanie Shank

  • We we’re so saddened to hear of Tom’s passing. Though we did not know him well, he was always so proud of his family and pleasant to be around. Hilary, know he is no longer suffering. Cherrish all of your precious memories of him. Take one day at a time. You are loved by all of us.

  • Norm Brown Tom was a good friend to all. His love of life and interest in all was one of his greatest gifts. He was so proud and cared so much for his family. They were his priority. Especially Noaha and Hillary ! Best of all Tom’s friends and Family as he will be missed ! We have known a good man !

  • I was so blessed to know Tom as a neighbor and friend and greatly miss him now. Because of his strong faith, which he shared, I know I can look forward to seeing him in heaven. My thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort for Tom’s family .

  • To the family and friends,

    I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one.
    The Bible gives us hope that we will be reunited with our loved ones. Isaiah 26:19 says: ” Your dead will live. My corpses will rise up. Awake and shout joyfully, You residents in the dust! For your dew is as the dew of the morning, And the earth will let those powerless in death come to life.”
    Until that time God can give us comfort. The Bible gives God’s promise at 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 which says: ” Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God.”
    If you would like free Bible studies to bring you comfort, please ask any one of Jehovah’s Witnesses to make arrangements.

  • Death can bring so many tears and pain, but may your memories bring you comfort. My heartfelt condolences to your family. May you find comfort in Christs heartwarming promise, John 5:28,29. We look forward to the day when sickness pain and death will be a thing of the past, Revelation 21:4

  • I had the pleasure of working with Tom at VZ. He always had a smile on his face and was willing to help do whatever was asked of him. He brought a positive attitude to work every day. I’m glad I had the opportunity to meet him. My condolences to family and friends of Tom. He will be missed.

  • To Toms family-
    so sorry for your loss- we have lost a good friend and a wonderful person. I am one of Toms old neighbors-he comforted me when I lost my husband Paul -always there to comfort you with a big hug and his sweet smile! God Bless You all -and until we meet again Tom you will never be forgotten-
    Roger- you are in my prayers dear don’t be a stranger stop over
    love your buddy paula pinter

  • There were many wonderful times of laughter and conversation at Miami! Tom brought knowledge, insight, and great humor to all situations. I’m sure you’ll carry his memory with you forever.

  • Tom was a good friend during our time together at Worthington Christian High School. He was always in a good mood, always had a smile.

    My sympathy to the family.

  • To Tom’s Family,
    I am so saddened to learn of Tom’s passing today. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you! Tom was a very special person that I am pleased that our paths crossed. Always in my heart!

  • It saddens me to hear of Tom’s passing. He was a pleasure to work with at Verizon Wireless. Condolences out to his entire family. He will be missed!

  • Very sad to hear the news about Tom. He was always the first to strike up a conversation at work. Always joyful, excited, and energized. He really livened up just a basic day at the work place. He will be dearly missed.

  • Roger- I had met Tom back when he started working at Verizon. We both talked about life’s ups & downs, mostly ups. We would post them on face book and then laugh about them later. I was so glad when you came into his life, he seemed to be a happier person. We also wondered how much longer we’d make it at Verizon. I don’t think he knew that my retirement is coming up in March. He was out on leave when I was contacting social security back at the beginning of December. He was a great friend who will be missed. I’m just sorry that I never came to visit him during his illness. Also sorry that the 3 of us never got to meet for dinner that Tom had mentioned several times.

    Prayers to you and his family. Maybe someday I will see you and Frank at Club D.

  • What an incredible man. I am so honored to have known him and worked with him. Never a dull moment with Tom. Always so upbeat, happy, positive, and friendly. Not to mention, I know how happy he was with recent choices he made. If you asked about Roger, it might be a 3 hour conversation about his love for him! I pray his family and friends find peace in this hard time. Even though Tom is gone, he is will always be remembered in my heart and in my mind 🙂