Thomas R. Fosnaught

June 11, 1938 ‒ September 12, 2021

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Thomas R. Fosnaught, age 83, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away peacefully Sunday, September 12, 2021 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus surrounded by his family.  He was born on June 11, 1938 in Delphos, Ohio to the late Harold and Kathryn Fosnaught.  He graduated from Delphos Jefferson High School and Miami University where he was an officer and active member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Tom was the owner of G. R. Smith Hardware for 25 years and then became a financial planner and stock broker for the remainder of his career.

Thomas was an active community leader most of his adult life.  He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Knox County Savings Bank, The Ohio Junior Miss Scholarship Program, The Rotary Club and Knox Community Hospital for many years.   Tom was a member of the Gay Street United Methodist Church, The Mount Vernon Country Club, The Old Homestead Club, The Knox County Chamber of Commerce and The Mount Vernon Jaycees.  He enjoyed boating, water and snow skiing but especially golf.  He loved spending summers in Northern Michigan and winters in Siesta Key Florida.  He also enjoyed spending time with his five special grandchildren who always made him laugh and smile.

Tom is survived by his wife of 61 years, Anne Winslow Fosnaught, son Michael (Cathy) Fosnaught, daughter Kristine (Steve) Tier, grandchildren Samuel Fosnaught, Jacob Fosnaught, Amanda Tier, Nicholas Tier and Megan Tier, sister Karen King, Brothers in law Robert (Barbara) Winslow, Joseph (Denise) Winslow and sister in law Susan (Scott) Putnam along with many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service to celebrate Tom’s life will be held on Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 2:00 pm at the Gay Street United Methodist Church with refreshments and fellowship to follow.  Covid protocols will be followed and masks are respectfully required.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Knox Community Hospital Foundation.

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Thomas R. Fosnaught.  To share a memory or leave a condolence for the family, visit



  • Anne, Kristine,Michael and family

    My thoughts go out to all of you during this time of loss. May memories sustain you. Tom was always so kind and a gentleman. His smile will be missed.

    Carol A Navin

  • Karen:

    I am so sorry to read about Tom’s passing. He was a smart kind gentle man, and I always enjoyed talking with him. My deepest sympathy.

  • Uncle Tom was really the only uncle I really ever knew. While I didn’t see him much the past several years, I have many fond memories. Christmases at grandma’s and grandpa’s house, summers on Burt lake, or brief stops in Mt. Vernon. I still have a vivid memory of a catamaran sailing adventure with him on Burt, and more than a few gin 13 games. He was a great and fun person and will be missed.

  • We are so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. He was such a kind and funny man. We always enjoyed seeing him. May your many wonderful memories help fill the hole in your heart.

    Lou and Sandy Petros

  • Annie:
    I am deeply sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Tom was a wonderful man and one of my favorite Board members while I was at KCH. He always had a wonderful smile on his face, and great concern for others. You have my heartfelt sympathy and love, and my prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

    Much love,
    Sheila Cochran

  • Dear Ann, Kris and Michael, So sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. He was a pillar in Mt Vernon. May your memories help fill the gap in your hearts. Sincerely, Lynda and Rob Weston

  • Tom provided friendship and guidence to for my granmother, my parents and my children for many years.
    He was a very special gentleman
    and he will be missed.
    My deepest sympath.

    Wendy Reed
    Dan Irvine

  • I’ll always remember Tom as such a respected member of the community and spent many years with him at KCH events. When he spoke, folks stopped and listened. Although I’ve not seen him for a while, it is a sad day knowing he is gone. My sympathy to his wife and family.

  • Anne
    So sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. Thinking and praying for you and your family during this difficult time.

    Teresa and Yvonne

  • Mike and family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. We love you and hope you can hold on to the wonderful memories you have of your dad.

    Dale and Brenda

  • Anne and Family,

    Our prayers for comfort are with you and your family as you celebrate Tom’s life today. We have good memories of Tom and you, as well as the generation of Fosnaughts before him.

    Bonnie and I are now in Assisted Living near our daughter in southwestern Ohio, and do not travel any more, so cannot be there today.

    Jim and Bonnie Magaw

  • Anne, Kris and family, my deepest sympathy for your loss. Tom has been a pillar of our community for as long as I can remember. He will be missed. Please accept my sincere condolences and my prayers to give you strength and peace at this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and in my heart.

  • Anne, Kris & Mike,

    Tom was a true gentleman. It was my honor to serve with him first on the KCH Foundation Board and then the KCH Board. He was full of knowledge and history on KCH. He was always thinking of others and wanted to make things better for everyone.
    He will truly be missed. May he rest in peace.

    Charles Brenneman

  • Ann and family,
    Sending my heartfelt condolences. Tom was an outstanding, gentle man and you were an amazing couple. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.
    May God”s blessings and comfort be with you.

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