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Thomas A. “Cowboy” Gies
Thomas A. “Cowboy” GiesMcDonalds Golden ArchesThomas A. “Cowboy” Gies, 90, of rural Green Camp, died late Thursday evening, August 20, 2015 at the Marion General Hospital.

He was born November 30, 1924 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Thomas E. and Irene C. (Taylor) Gies.  On June 21, 1952 he married the former Ann L. (Endicott) and she died December 13, 1993.  He was also predeceased a sister, Shirley Stelt.

Tom was a 1943 graduate of the Southeastern High School in Detroit. He was retired in 1986 as a machinist from the Simco Corp. in Marion. Tom was a member of the Marion Moose Lodge # 889, and was a devoted member of the Southland Mall McDonald’s Breakfast Club. When he was able, he enjoyed photography, woodworking, fishing and playing cards of any kind.

Tom will be remembered for his loving, ornery and joking personality. He was one of those people that never met a stranger; he loved talking to people wherever he went.

Surviving is his devoted family: four children; Chris A. (Roy) Persinger of New Bloomington, Cindy L. (Gregg) Green of Marion, Thomas L. (Brenda) Gies of Morral and Scott A. Gies of Marion, five grandchildren; Jesse Persinger, Brian (Karen) Green, Casey (Joe) McDonald, Sebastian Gies and Brogan Gies, four great grandchildren; Steven, Mya, Brody and Kamryn, three Step Grandchildren and two step great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday August 27, 2015 at 11:00 am at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in LaRue with Pastor Tim Pasma officiating.  Burial will follow in the Green Camp Cemetery.  Friends may call Wednesday from 5-8 pm at the funeral home in LaRue.

Memorial gifts may be made to the American Heart Assn. 5455 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43214 and the Central Ohio Diabetes Assn. 1100 Dennison Avenue Columbus, OH 43201

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#1 from: Valerie, Chris and Bryce Hooper
Fri, Aug 21, 2015 at 11:00 PM

Sending all of of love and healing hugs and prayers to the family.  We are blessed to have spent some time with a wonderful man. May you walk among the Angels smiling...

#2 from: Bob & Patty Bostic
197 Fies Ave.
Sat, Aug 22, 2015 at 6:34 AM

Sending heartfelt hugs and prayers for the family at this difficult time.Tommy was such an amazing and ornery guy and will be missed by many. We were blessed to have known him and been his friend.Rest in peace now,Tommy.Ride high in the sky,"Cowboy" We love you

#3 from: Rich and Marijane Brown
Sat, Aug 22, 2015 at 9:11 AM

Thoughts and prayers to the family, Thomas was a great man and will be with you in spirit now, God will take good care of him

#4 from: Julie Daily (Lyon)
Winter Garden Florida
Sat, Aug 22, 2015 at 1:01 PM

Prayers to your family, so sorry for your loss.

#5 from: Stephanie 'Harper' Hutchings
Marion, Ohio
Sat, Aug 22, 2015 at 1:09 PM

So sorry to hear of Tom's passing.  Prayers go out to the whole family.

#6 from: Jay and Cindy Erwin
Santa ana Ca
Sat, Aug 22, 2015 at 2:12 PM

So sorry for the loss of a great and kind man.
Remember when he defended me from the stupid cop? That was so cool!!  I will miss him also

#7 from: Arlin and Julie Park
New Bloomington
Sat, Aug 22, 2015 at 5:10 PM

Tom and Brenda,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Arlin and Julie Park

#8 from: Jeanie and Lauren Park
Sat, Aug 22, 2015 at 10:26 PM

Tom and Brenda,
We are so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing! I will miss his smile and conversations when I hurry into Mc Donald's for a quick cup of coffee! I'm sure that your heart will hold a big empty spot! We were out of town so missed knowing of your loss until now! Our thoughts and prayers are with you! May God bring you comfort and peace as only He can.

#9 from: Tom Kuhar
Marion ohio
Sun, Aug 23, 2015 at 3:29 AM

Thoughts and prayers go out to the family of a good man, who never went anywhere without his cowboy hat. Every time I saw him, I told him nice hat, he always laughed and said thanks. He will be missed by many people

#10 from: Joy Miller
Marion, Oio
Sun, Aug 23, 2015 at 10:40 AM

So, so sorry to hear this. I knew Tom from McDonalds and loved him dearly. He worked with my oldest brother. They thought a lot of each other. They can joke with each other in heaven. My thoughts are with his family during this trying time. Miss you Tom!

#11 from: Cathy Copeland
Marion, Oh
Sun, Aug 23, 2015 at 11:32 AM

Tom and Brenda,\r
May your wonderful memories give you strength and comfort in the days ahead.\r
Bil and Cathy Copeland

#12 from: Rita Headington Parker
Richwood, OH  43344
Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 9:07 AM

With sincere sympathy to the family - your father was so proud of his family and always talked to me about your activities.

#13 from: Lowell & Sharon Sherer
Marion Oh
Tue, Aug 25, 2015 at 9:24 PM

Tommy, Cindy, Chris & Scott,
Lowell & I were so deeply saddened to hear about your Dad.  So glad I got to at least be a small part of his day for the last couple of weeks by sticking my head in a couple times a day to say hello and kid him a little.  
We just always enjoyed him when we were at McDonalds and he use to like to talk with Lowell about his early race days.  He even had a picture of him back then.
I know you all will miss him very much but he will always be remembered by us seeing as how his birthday and Lowell's is on the same date.  Anyone knowing him will miss that smile, stories, and just a all around really nice man.
May God Bless each one of your families as you go through this heartache but remember always that God is good, he is  love and faith.  He will be with each of you always.

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