Tom W. Stooksbury

March 04, 1947 ‒ May 04, 2017

Marengo, Ohio

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

  • I’m sorry for your loss. I’m praying for God to comfort all of you.

    I’ve always had a good time when you (Sandy), Tom, and I went to the Morrow County Fair and some other places together. Tom will be missed.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending my love to the kids, Brent, and you.

  • I’m very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with your family. May Tom Rest In Peace.

  • So sorry to hear ,prayers for your family from the Knight family you are all so special . Love you guys. Rob and Tami and family .

  • Tom, father in law of my son Silvian is a quiet loving person. He is devoted to his grandchildren all 8 of them and they too love him with great affection. I have seen how Ashlee clings to him and talks to him. Sandy his wife cared for him and they were such a loving pair. I and my wife Bridget pray that God gives strength and courage to Sandy to bear the loss. We are very sorry that we could not attend the funeral. We were planning to come to USA but our plans got delayed.
    May Tom’s soul be taken up to our dear Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ we pray.

  • We are sorry for your loss, sending prayers to help all of you through this difficult time.

  • Tom—-Thank you for your service—–rest easy in the arms of Jesus now. The Knights send our love, condolences and prayers. May God wrap His arms around you in the days ahead.

    Rob, Tamela, Preston (Whitney, Cami, Everly) Larry, Mason, Christian and Faith

  • We are very sorry for the loss of your precious husband, father, and grandfather. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. We pray that your sorrow will turn to gladness as we see the day approaching of Christ’s return where once again you may rejoice with those who have gone before and together view the face of our Lord and Savior.

  • Sandy and family,

    I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Tom. My heart goes out to you in your days ahead. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Charlotte Trowbridge Baker

  • I’m so sorry for you loss Sandy and family. I pray that God will give you peace in your time of sorrow.

  • So sorry for your loss. With our deepest sympathy. Prayers to your family.

  • So sorry to hear this Sandy. May God give you the peace and strength you will need to continue on without Tom.

  • Sandy you are in my prayers and thoughts If you need me I will try my best to be there for you Take care and LOVE you

  • Sandy never knew Tom but from what I hear he was a very loving, caring husband, father and grandfather. You and your family are in my prayers for comfort and peace at the time.

  • Sandy so sorry to hear you lost Tom. My prayers are with you and your family. If you need to talk please call me. I love you. Sherry

  • I am so sorry for your family’s loss. I have been praying that God will comfort you and give you all the strength you need to navigate the next day’s and months.

  • Sandy, it is so hard to give up a family member. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Also Mary Lou Storer, this is your brother and I know what it is like to lose a brother. May God be with you also..

  • Dear Sandy and family,
    Praying that your faith, along with love of family and friends , may sustain you during this difficult time. In sympathy, Linda Sheets

  • So shocked to see Tom had passed away. Did not know he wasn’t well. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Maurice and Judy Porter

  • I am sorry to hear this. He sounds like a wonderful man who will be missed.

  • Our prayers that God give your family comfort and strength during this difficult time. May Tom’s soul Rest In Peace. Our heart felt condolences.

  • To the Stooksbury family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. I worked with him at Ranco in Delaware. He was always someone I could go to for help on the job and was also the model of professionalism in his work. I pray that God will grant all of you along with his friends the strength and grace to help see you through this trying time.

  • Thinking of and Praying for you all during this difficult time. May God continue to cradle you in His arms and may you know only the peace that He can provide.

    A co-worker of Christal’s,

    Carol Horn

  • Family I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

  • Christal I am sorry to hear about the passing of your Father. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • My love and prayers for the whole family, and especially for my dear sweet friend Sandy.