Thomas W. Maggard Jr., 87, of West Jefferson, passed away Sunday October 22, 2017. He was born September 22, 1930 in Elliot County, Kentucky. He was the son of Thomas and Bertha (Dickerson) Maggard. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War as a Hydraulics Specialist. In 1957 he moved to West Jefferson where he owned and operated Maggard's Sohio for many years. He then worked at General Motors for 15 years where he retired. Tom enjoyed farming, hunting, fishing, music, playing solitaire, and most of all spending time with his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, loving wife of 59 years Lucille (Griffith) Maggard, brothers Ralph, Leo and John and sisters Pansy Kellough, Effie Sabino, and Mae Barker. Survived by son Greg Maggard; daughter Lisa (Larry) Gates; grandson's Hans (Emily) Maggard and Zach (Jaime) Gates; granddaughter Tara (Jacob) Turner; brother Carl (Tricia) Maggard; several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 4:00-7:00pm. at Rader-McDonald-Tidd Funeral Home 1355 West Main Street, West Jefferson, Ohio 43162. Funeral services will be held Friday, October 27, 2017 at 10:30am. at the funeral home with interment to follow at Bethel Cemetery (Range Township).
The family would also like to thank all the nurses and aids at the Madison House.