Tom Paynter

January 27, 1943 ‒ October 07, 2018

Columbus, Ohio
Formerly of Galion, Ohio

Tom Paynter, 75, of Columbus and formerly of Galion passed away Sunday, October 7, 2018 at the Kobacker House in Columbus.

Born January 27, 1943 in Crestline, he was the son of the late William Thomas, Sr. and Ardith (Enders) Paynter.

Tom attended St. Joseph Catholic School in Galion and graduated from Galion High School in 1961.  He then received an Associate Degree in Accounting from North Central Technical College in 1973.  He worked for the former United Telephone Company in Mansfield in the accounting department. While living in Galion he was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Galion, where he ushered and was a member of the Knights of Columbus and after moving to Columbus twenty years ago Tom attended the St, Agatha Catholic Church in Upper Arlington where he sang in the choir.  He was a former member of the Galion Jaycees and enjoyed classical music.

He is survived by a brother, Don (Cynthia) Paynter of Columbus; aunt, Jeanne (William) Vollrath of Galion; uncle, William (Tinker) Enders of Virginia; nieces, Emily (Shaun) Badertscher, Julie (Scott) Deisler and Molly (David) Frankhouser all of Columbus and a nephew Andrew (Kristy) Paynter of Camp Lejeune, N.C.

A graveside service will be held for Tom, 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, with Father Paul Fahrbach officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kobacker House in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Tom Paynter, and condolences may be made to them at

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  • Sorry to hear of Toms passing. In his later United Telephone years Tom and I drove to work there together. Had some great conversations in those morning drives. He was measured and a gentle soul but had some hot buttons that made for lively discussions. As I recall, the Wall Sreet Journal was his daily reading material. As he was not able to drive he always said that someday he would have to live where there was plenty of public transportation so it likely worked out well to have family living there. Tom was fortunate to have supporting parents and family through his life. My sympathies to your family.

    Douglas Stone
    Galion, Ohio

  • Donny & family:
    Sorry to hear about Tommy’s passing. Mary Jane sent email. Remember lots of fun as kids as our parents played cards or visited as well as at Walton Lake. Our paths crossed again while both Tom and I worked at United Telephone (but different department).
    Deepest sympathy in loss of your brother

  • To the Paynter Family,
    Please accept our sympathies and prayers for the passing of Tom.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • Don and Cynthia,
    We were so sorry to see that Tom had passed away.Please accept our prayers and sympathy.
    Nancy and John Francisco