Thomas Leroy Maffett

May 16, 1962 ‒ June 04, 2009

Steam Corners, Ohio

STEAM CORNERS: Thomas Leroy Maffett, 47, of 314, Lexington, passed away Thursday, June 4, 2009 in the Ohio State University Medical Center following a courageous battle with cancer.

Thomas Maffett, dedicated to his family and friends, found joy in serving others. This genuine act of love has made a never-ending impression on those who knew him.

Tom was born May 16, 1962 to Vernon Leroy and Frances Marlene (Morrison) Maffett and graduated from Lexington High School.

As a child, Tommy was a faithful member of Community Bible Church in Mansfield.

Tommy worked 28 years for Precise Manufacturing as a crew leader.

He was a member of the Sons of the AMVETS and the American Legion in Galion.

Finding pleasure in the simplest of things, Tom was most at peace when riding his Harley Davidson Motorcycle. Having a love for cars, Tom collected model cars and often attended truck and tractor pulls with his family.

He loved spoiling his nieces and nephews with motorcycle rides on his Harley as well as hauling them in the bed of his pick-up truck.

Tom had a quick wit about himself. Somehow he always found that perfect moment to drop a one-liner that would just make everyone laugh. Known as the family jokester, Tommy would playfully tease his brother and sisters just to see their reaction.

Blessed with a servant’s heart, Tom found joy in helping others. He was the family member you could call for help at any hour, and would do anything he could to help friends and family.

Tommy will be remembered for always being the one people could depend on, his kindness and generosity.

He is survived by his mother and step father Frances and Ronald Lentz of Lexington, brother and sister-in-law Mark Andrew and Teresa Maffett of North Woodbury, two sisters and a brother-in-law Marla Amanda Stephens of Mansfield, and Marilyn Lynn and Robert Weisman of Lexington; nieces and nephews Joshua Stephens (Nicole Trent), and Shayla Stephens, Jacob Lotz, Dylan and Dalton Maffett, Tyler Lentz, Alyssa Hayman, and Olivia Lentz; a great niece Brianna Stephens; aunts and uncles Margaret and Alvin Rinehart of Lexington, Mary Ball of Caledonia, Dale Morrison of Galion Donna and Rick Bond of Mansfield, Barb Morrison of Galion, and Denise Bullock of Mansfield; special cousins Brian and Mike Morrison, a special little friend Aron Bordon, other numerous cousins, extended family, and close friends.

He was preceded in death by his father Vernon Leroy Maffett, grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Robert Maffett, and Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Morrison; step grandmother Kathleen Lentz; three uncles Wayne Maffett, John and Gene Morrison; and two aunts Susie Click, and Ruth Morrison.

Friends may call Sunday, June 7, 2009 from 1-3 and 5-7 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, calling will resume Monday at 1pm in Steam Corners United Methodist Church, where the funeral service will be held at 2pm. The Rev. John Partridge will officiate. Burial will follow in Shauck Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to the James Cancer Hospital may be made through the funeral home.