Tom W. Stooksbury
March 04, 1947 ‒ May 04, 2017
Tom W. Stooksbury, age 70 of Marengo passed away Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Woodside Village in Mt. Gilead.
He was born on March 4, 1947 in Clinton, Tennessee to the late Oscar J. and Roxie I. (Ault) Stooksbury. Tom graduated from Highland High School in 1965 and went on to serve his Country during the Vietnam Conflict in the US Army, earning 2 Bronze Stars.
Acquainted in high school, mutual friends introduced him to Sandy Stiffler and they were married on September 6, 1969. Together they made a home, raised their family, and traveled to all 50 of the United States.
The consummate provider, Tom retired in 2012 from Therm-O-Disc as a tool and die maker, having also worked with Ranco and McDonnell Douglas, and other tool & die companies. Quiet in nature, he was a man of presence who was always there for every need. Handy and self-taught, he could fix anything and would quickly learn if he couldn’t.
He was a member of the American Legion Post #710 and collected military memorabilia of his time in the service. Tom was a fan of TV and watching westerns. He enjoyed traveling and experiencing natural landmarks and was especially fond of Tennessee and his family roots.
Tom was most proud of his children and grandchildren, left to carry on his legacy.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years Sandy, children: Brent (Angie) of Marengo, Christal (Silvian) Jeyabalan of New Albany, Mark (Rachel) of Springhill, TN; 8 grandchildren: Justin, Brooke, Ashlee, Lexi, Maggie, Kyle, John Mark, Ethan, sister Mary Lou Storer of Cardington, and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers Ralph T. and James O. Stooksbury.
Friends may call from 3:00 – 6:00 pm on Sunday at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. SR 61, Sunbury, Ohio 43074, where services will be held 10:30 am on Monday with Pastor Jeff Deel officiating. Burial will follow in Bloomfield Cemetery with military honors.
Memorial contributions can be made to Project Wounded Warrior.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com