Thomas A Schoonover, Sr., 76, son of Freda and Clarence Schoonover, went home to be with the Lord at O’Bleness Hospital in Athens, Ohio, on August 1, 2012.
He was a member of the Rutland Freewill Baptist Church and retired from Ravenswood Aluminum after 35 years, where he was a member of Local 5668.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lois Jean Miller Schoonover of Rutland; daughters, Debra (Wayne) Searles, Jackson, Ohio, Tammy (Terry) Pickens, Zanesville, Ohio, Thomas A. Schoonover, Jr. (Beth Birchfield), Middleport, Ohio; grandchildren, Christopher Searls, Orlando, Fla., Jill (Chris) McDonald of Frazeysburg, Ohio, Terry (Sonia) Pickens, Columbus,Ohio, Michael Searls, St. Clairsville, Ohio, Lyndsee Pickens, Zanesville, Ohio; and great-grandchildren, Mya and Chloe Pickens, Christopher, Austin, Lexi and Gracie McDonald, Hayley Searls, Ryley Gibson; a special boy, Zack Coates; and a brother, Jerry Schoonover, Cheshire.
Preceding him in death were his mother and father; brothers, Clarence, Edward, Bob William, Lindy, Jack, Gene and Charles; and a sister, Juanita Bolin.
At his request, a private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family.