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John Thomas Gill Sr.

January 12, 1942 ~ July 17, 2021 (age 79)


John Thomas. Gill Sr., age 79 of Cardington and formerly of Columbus, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 17, 2021, at home surrounded by his loved ones after a courageous battle against cancer. Tom was born on January 12, 1942, in Wheeling, WV to the late Glendon and Lena (Hess) Gill.

In addition to his parents, Tom is preceded in death by his children: John Thomas. Gill Jr., Tamara Lynn Butler, Teddi Kay Todd; grand-children Tod Lee Butler II & John Thomas Hartman.

Tom is survived by his loving daughter Dawn Michelle (Lisa Hyder) Gill of Powell; brother, Rick (Mary) Gill of Mechanicsburg; loving fiancé, Therese Howard of Cardington; grandchildren, Sara Butler, Kelly Butler, April Hartman and Logan Sleeper; numerous great-grandchildren and two nieces. Tom is also survived by his extended family who he loved as his own, Randy Shears, Randi Kay (Ryan) Holzer, Amanda Shears and Brittany Shears.

Tom was a "jack-of-all-trades" during his lifetime career working with heavy-duty commercial vehicles. From driving, welding, repairing, service, and sales Tom's love for the" big-trucks" became his passion. During Tom's professional career he worked for numerous companies including Frame and Spring, Capital City, Langstone, Dountz, Pugh and Jones Topsoil where he retired.

In his free time Tom's favorite hobby was spending time at his camper in Cardington. Tom also enjoyed boating, gardening, cooking and visiting the casino.

Honoring Tom's wishes: A celebration of life for Tom will be held at the Shears family property on Saturday July 31 from 12pm-4pm. 1117 County Rd 149, Cardington OH 43315. Please reach out to Tom's daughter Dawn if additional directions are needed, or 614-496-1793.

This is a casual event so wear your shorts, T-shirts and come share a couple tears and a lot of laughs with Tom's family. Feel free to bring a lawn chair or your favorite drink.

Gompf Funeral Home is honored to have been chosen to assist the Gill family with Tom's final wishes.

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Celebration of Life
July 31, 2021

12:00 PM
Shears Family Property
1117 County Road 149
Cardington, OH 43315

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