MANSFIELD: Thomas C. Plaster, 89, of Mansfield, Ohio (Richland County) passed away Monday, November 19, 2012 at his home.
Thomas was born August 13, 1923 in Russell County, Virginia and was the son of the late Robert A. and Mary Ann (Whited) Plaster.
He had worked at Goodyear Tire and Rubber in Akron, Ohio prior to WWII, during which he proudly served his country in the Army Infantry 99th Division, fought in the Battle of the Bulge, and was a Purple Heart recipient.
Thomas retired from Mansfield Tire and Rubber in 1978, but continued operating his landscaping business until 1995.
Tom loved his family unconditionally. He was a great example of compassion, honesty, and integrity for all to follow. And will be sadly missed by all.
Thomas is survived by his three children, Vickie (Tom) Scarffe of Mansfield, Ohio, Michelle (Tim) Bautz of Boynton Beach, Florida, and Robert (Beverly) Plaster of Mansfield, OH; seven grandchildren; and thirteen great grandchildren.
Thomas was preceded in death by his wife, Delta Truman Plaster in 2007; one great granddaughter, Ashley Allenbaugh; his parents; two brothers; and three sisters.
Calling hours will be from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Friday, November 23, 2012 at Werner-Gompf Funeral Services, LTD., 1106 Park Avenue East (St. Rt. 430E), Mansfield.
Funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m. with Floyd Davis officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Grove Memorial Park, Lexington with full military honors performed by Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled Veterans of Mansfield, Ohio, P.O. Box 1453, Mansfield, OH 44901.
Online condolences may be made at www.wernergompf.com