Thomas P. Roberts

February 11, 1937 ‒ March 24, 2020

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Thomas P. Roberts, age 83, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at his home.  He was born on February 11, 1937 in Mount Vernon, Ohio the son of Michael Roberts and Eleanore (Lemon) Roberts.  Tom owned and operated The Office in Mount Vernon for many years.  He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.

Tom is survived by his wife Anne Jackson; his children, Deborah Roberts of Mount Vernon, Catherine Carr of Tampa, Florida, Sherrie (Dan) Carr-Harden of Fredericktown, Denise Lemon of Mount Vernon and Craig (Arlene) Lemon of Mount Vernon; five grandchildren, Zoe Carr-Valente, Nik Harden, Tyler Harden, Quinn Lemon, Kylie Lemon and two great grandchildren.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Tom’s name may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio.

The family will observe a private service.  The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Thomas P. Roberts.

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  • Prayers to The Family…Tom was a Legend in our community..GOD’S speed…you will not be forgotten.

  • Dear Annie and Family,

    I’m so sorry to learn of Tom’s passing. I am so thankful that I got to know him. I miss the days of sitting at The Office bar talking to him, or Ellie, or the patrons. Tom will be missed by many people including me. My condolences go out to all of you.Rest in peace Tom.

  • Denise… So sorry to hear of Tom’s passing!! Have some great memories of him wayyyy back!!
    God Bless all of you!! 🙏🏼

  • Tom was a good man as I helped him with alot of the things at The Office and he was a good friend that will be missed greatly . Rest in peace

  • To Annie and dear family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. In years gone by, we were so blessed to have neighbors like you, Tom and your kids, the Buns, the Tiers, the Mathenys. Those years will forever be so special to us. Tom was a great guy in so many ways. May God comfort you all during this difficult time. Precious memories will forever be with us. Rest In Peace Tom.

    Love and condolences,
    Vickie & Denny Burson

  • Annie, I am so sorry to hear of Toms passing. You guys were always so good to me working at The Office and great friends. I’m sorry I wasn’t able to see him. Thoughts and prayers to all of you.

  • Tom had a good life and enjoyed a lot of good times. He’ll be remembered for the Office and the many friends he made. I’m sorry for your loss. Fly high, Tom

  • Annie, I’m so sad to see this! I remember so many great times, at the Office, with you, Tommy, Ellie and the Pacemakers. Fond memories! He will be missed!

  • R.I.P., Tom. Many memories cashing checks on a Friday, or spending time on a stool talking Browns, or shooting pool. Condolences to Deb, and family, as well as Wilson and Toms extended family.

  • Annie and family. I am sorry for your loss. I also have many wonderful memories of you all. Blessings to each and everyone.

  • Tom was a really nice man. Great sense of humor. I have many fun memories of him at The Office.

  • To the Roberts family:
    I am so sorry to see the loss of your loved one Tom. I have so many good memories of Tom and Ellie from the Office from back in the good old days. My parents even knew his parents.I stopped in one time and I hadn’t been there in a very long time and Tom remembered me and a stunt I pulled one night. Yes, he did have a good memory for faces and other things that went on in the Office. I think of the Cheers tv show when I think of the Office and how everyone knows your name or face. 🙂 My thoughts and prayers with your family at this very sad time in your lives. Just remember the many wonderful memories and keep them close to your hearts always. RIP Tom!!!

  • Thanks to a great guy! Tom was the best sponsor ever for The Office Softball Team. We all loved him and appreciated all he did for us , he always went above and beyond! Prayers to the family.

  • Tom thanks for the many great memories
    At the Office we sure had a great time. Our many trips to Put In Bay and the trip to Europe. Rest In Peace good friend.

  • Deb & family,
    I was so saddened to hear of this news. Tom was a great guy and so much fun to be around. I can’t count the number of times that he pulled me in on one of his jokes on someone. All very good memories. The Office was my second “home” for years and I met so many good people there and Tom introduced me to most of them. Tom wasn’t just the “bar owner”, he was a great friend who treated everyone like they were family. I will truly miss him. I’m so sorry for your loss and I’m keeping you in my prayers.

  • Many fond memories of hanging out in the Office and listening to one of many stories that Tom would be happy to share.
    God’s peace and comfort at this difficult time.
    Allen & Melissa Dexter

  • So sorry for the loss of a good man. Over the years, we have many, many good memories of Tom – some of the best times of our lives was at the Office and we are glad that he was a part of our lives. To all the family, know you are in our thoughts.

  • My late husband Roy Lower & Tom had many fun times as young men. When we would come to Mt Vernon from Lancaster we would often stop & have a few with Tom at the Office. From there we would help clean the place & go back to his house & chat until 3 or 4 in the morning. We would visit with his mom Ellie which were good times. Tom was a great guy & will be sadly missed. Ann I would love to hear from you, your daughter Denise has my phone number so please give me a call.

  • Denise.. so sorry to hear the passing of Tom… He was a good man and will be missed!! R.I.P. Tom..

  • We will miss him too. Haven’t seen him for a while, but have known he and Anne for many years. The Office women’s softball team thought so very much of him, justifiably so, he was very good to them. Have texted with some of them and they all said how good he was to them.
    Funny thing, he gave us a church pew about 30 years ago, we still have it.
    RIP Tom (another one of the good guys gone)

  • Anne, am so sorry for your loss of Tom. Know he will be missed by you
    and the family so much. Will miss our conversations.

    Sue Clemente

  • Hi Annie And Family,
    I am so saddened to hear of Tom’s passing. I moved here in 1985 when i married Jim Robbins and we lived in the Duplex right by you on 121 E Sugar Street. I remember meeting you both and have many fond memories. I remember being pregnant with my first child Adam and i parked outback by the Alley and Tom would always wait till i was in safely. I also remember the Office and going to watch jim and play Pool, i did not know Tom to well at this time because we were just engaged and he would play pranks to get Jim into trouble. He was always kind, so funny with his sense of Humor and a good man and bar owner. I remember his Mother loved him dearly, i believe Ellie.

    I will uplift you and your family in my prayers, its so hard to lose someone so special and who made us laugh .

    Many blessings always. Erin

  • I am very saddened to learn of Tom’s passing. He was was a wonderful person, and always exhibited such a keen sense of humor. I know that he touched the lives of many in Mt. Vernon, and will be certainly missed by all who knew him.

    Sending up prayers for the strength and comfort of his family and friends.

    With sincerest condolences,
    Marilyn (Kofod) Wegener