Thomas D. Roush, age 78, of St. Paris, Ohio passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2021 in Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy, OH. Born on January 25, 1943 in Urbana, Ohio, Tom was a son of the late Riley W. and Betty Lou (Barger) Roush.
Tom married Sue Anne White on August 19, 1967 and she survives. Together they raised three children: Melissa (Bryan) Robbins, Todd Roush, and Jeffrey (Lila) Roush. He was a loving grandfather to four grandchildren: Christopher (Elise) Robbins, Emily (Chad) Keister, Elizabeth Robbins, and Lily Roush and one great granddaughter, Maeva Robbins.
Tom is also survived by a brother James (Loretta) Roush, a sister Kimberly (Jim) Steiner and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great-nephews.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by sisters Ruby Stinson and Susie Delewese.
Tom was a 1961 graduate of Graham High School. He attended Barber School, and began working as a barber after graduation. He held several other positions in sales and management before returning to his hometown and his first occupation. He was a member of the St. Paris United Methodist Church and a former member of the Miami Shelby Melody Men. As a young father, he enjoyed coaching little league baseball and being a boy scout leader.
Tom was a great husband, father, grandfather and friend.
A small private graveside service will be held for family. Condolences may be sent to www.shivelyfuneralhomes.com. Atkins-Shively Funeral Home of St. Paris, Ohio is serving the family.
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