Thomas L. “Tom” Uncapher
November 19, 1969 ‒ April 30, 2018
Thomas L. “Tom” Uncapher, age 48 of Sunbury died unexpectedly at his home, Monday, April 30, 2018.
Tom was born on November 19, 1969 in Mansfield, Ohio the son of Stanley S. “Stan” and Luan (Fry) Uncapher. While born in Mansfield, Tom was raised on the farm in Chesterville. This life as a “farm boy”, cultivated his love of the outdoors and taught him the value of an honest day’s work.
He was a graduate of Highland High School in the class of 1988 and Columbus State Community College. He was extremely proud of his service in the United States Army Reserves where he was a Sgt. with the 109th Transportation Unit out of Mansfield. He was called up briefly during Combat Desert Storm.
On September 2, 2000, Labor Day Weekend, he married Heather Kohn in Columbus. Together they were raising three beautiful children; Alexander, Jessica, and Andrew
Landscaping ran through Tom’s blood; his career spanned 21 years, starting with TrueGreen and leading to his ultimate dream, owning and operating a successful business. Uncapher Landscaping started over 10 years ago with Tom strapping a wheel borrow to the top of his Oldsmobile Bravada to mulch for newly established clients. He didn’t just run the business from his office, he loved spending days out with his crew. He was a certified Arborist and could tell you what trees you had, and which ones would be best for your particular yard.
Tom never met a stranger and fed off the energy of being surrounded by friends and family. He enjoyed camping and loved his, “beer, Buckeyes, and trucks”.
His legacy will be that of his wife and 3 children. He was committed to them and worked to provide for them. He knew they were growing so fast, he worked to spend as much time as possible.
In addition to his wife and children Tom will be missed by his mother Luan of Delaware; sister Lory (Frank) Meredith of Sunbury; Uncle William Fry of Mansfield; Aunt Barbara Clark of Upper Arlington; mother and father-in-law John and Carol Kohn of Powell; sister-in-law Amanda (Christopher) Dickson of Powell; brother-in-law Shawn Kohn of Elkhart, Indiana; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his father Stan in 2015 and his brother Dale in a farm accident.
Friends may call on the family on Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 5-8 PM at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 North State Route 61, Sunbury, Ohio 43074. Services celebrating Tom’s life will take place there on Friday at 10 AM. Burial with full military honors to follow at Green Mound Cemetery in Kilbourne.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Heather to assist with Alexander’s, Jessica’s, and Andrew’s education.
The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Tom’s family. Special memories and condolences can be shared with them at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com .