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Thomas Arthur Rees
Thomas Arthur ReesOn The RoadThomas Arthur Rees, 81 of Richwood, died Sunday morning, November 8, 2015 at the Marion General Hospital.

He was born May 30, 1934 in Columbus to the late William Howard and Rizpha (Green) Rees.  He was also predeceased by his wife Rebecca “Becky” (Steinhauer) Rees whom he married March 21, 1998.  She died June 11, 2014.  Also preceding him in death is a granddaughter, Camma Rees and a brother, William Rees.

Tom enjoyed an active and fruitful life. Never one to sit still, he continued to work driving trucks until his final weeks. He loved all things automotive and was a capable mechanic. He loved Nascar, Willies Roadhouse and all his farm pets. He had a love for RVs and travel. He was an ornery guy and a friend to many.

Tom was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the Army. He had worked for Direct Services out of Marysville, retired from Yellow Freight out of Columbus and had in his earlier days been an independent Truck Driver.

Surviving are his six sons, Thomas A. (Cindy) Rees, Mark Hanschmidt of Silverthorne, Co., Michael (Terri) Rees, Prospect, Eric A. (Penny) Rees, Richwood, Jeffrey A. (Christine) Rees, Westerville and Samuel L. Rees, Chicago, IL; his significant other, Cheryl R. Kaser of Richwood; grandchildren, Thomas A. III, Jerusha, Collin and Gianna Rees; two sisters, Jane (John) Pribble of Worthington and Sarah Lippott of Columbus.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 11:00 AM at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood with Pastor Dennis Peters officiating.  Burial will follow in the Claibourne Cemetery where veteran services will be conducted by the Richwood Area Veterans.  Friends may call Tuesday from 5-7 pm at the funeral home in Richwood.

Memorial gifts may be made to the funeral home at PO Box 122, Richwood, Ohio 43344 to help the family with final expenses.

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#1 from: Kenneth/Lois Moore
Marysville, Ohio
Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 10:38 AM

Please except our condolences on the passing of Tom.  He was quite a fellow and will be remembered.  He enjoyed having honeybees and we enjoyed working with him. He always thought of others before himself - Quite a guy!

#2 from: Dustin Hiles
Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 12:25 PM

My sympathies and condolences to the family of Tom.
I met Tom 2-3 years ago. I would see him almost every week and he always had a story to tell. Tom was a highlight of my day. He loved to talk. He spoke very highly of his children, always tried to enjoy his life to the fullest and make people smile. He absolutely loved his job and to keep busy. I was heartbroken to hear of his passing. The world lost a good man. I'm happy our paths crossed.

#3 from: Jean Truxall
Wed, Nov 11, 2015 at 6:07 AM

I was so sorry to hear about Tom.  Tom made deliveries where I worked so I knew him for a couple of years.  He was always so happy when I would see him, I often wondered if he was ever in a bad mood.  I could tell Tom loved his job he was definitely a people person and enjoyed talking to our staff. I know I can speak for a lot of people here that his smile, laughter and stories will be missed.

#4 from: Bina Hirst
west Jefferson Ohio
Wed, Nov 11, 2015 at 10:50 AM

my condolences to the family , I met Tom a few years ago. I see him almost every Tuesdays and Thursdays. Tom made deliveries here to my work place and he always call me ahead of time ,  to let me know he was on his way. He was a very friendly and nice man he will be missed .

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