Thomas Allen Plott, 76, of Carey, died peacefully at 2:31 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 11, 2022, at Bridge Hospice Care Center in Findlay, with his wife by his side.
Born Feb. 6, 1945, in Carey, he was the son of Dale M. and Mary M (Ritter) Plott. Through a mutual friend, Tom was introduced to a young lady by the name Linda Baney in November of 1968. They were married on April 5, 1969, in southern Ohio and for the next 53 years resided in Carey, where they raised their family.
Tom began his working career with the J.F. Dible Company in Carey. He was a backhoe operator and perfected the art of plumbing. He later went to work in maintenance and retired from American Standard in Tiffin. He enjoyed his co-workers, especially his good friend, Tom Bushkul.
Family and neighbors called him “Mr. Fix It.” He was out the door whenever someone called, day or night, willing to help. He was not afraid to work on most anything, except cars. He wouldn’t even change a tire.
Tom loved his sports, especially watching the Cleveland Browns, Buckeyes and Carey Blue Devila football teams. He had the privilege of being able to watch, in person, both Blue Devils state championship games. This past year, he loved watching #32 for the Blue Devils.
He and Linda loved to travel. They hit 46 states over the years and once took a trip that covered 18 states in 19 days and stayed married. Tennessee was his favorite and would have loved to live there if it were not for family. They also loved country music, traveling to country concerts whenever possible.
Tom is survived by his wife, Linda (Baney) Plott of Carey; three sons, C. Scott Roberts of Fostoria, Thomas D. (Tracy Kemerley) Plott of Carey and Anthony N. (Tracy) Plott of Holgate; three granddaughters, Bailey Anne (Spencer Stanley) Plott of Mt. Vernon, Hailey Marie Roberts of Carey and Porsha Cruz Plott of Holgate; a brother, Martin Plott of Carey; brother-in-law, Tom Kennedy of Marseilles; and “special daughter,” Sheena Lewis. On the Baney side, he is survived by a sister-in-law, Wanda Kirchner, and a brother-in-law, Phillip Baney, both of North Baltimore.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, Delores Kennedy, Sheila Turnbell and Doris Frey; two brothers-in-law, Tim Turnbell and Norm Frey; sister-in-law, Peggy Plott; and on the Baney side, sister-in-law, Debbie Baney; and brother-in-law, Don Kirchner.
Services honoring Tom’s life will be observed privately by the family. Burial will take place at a later date at Spring Grove Cemetery in Carey.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Carey Music Boosters and sent to the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.StombaughBatton.com.