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Thomas Sowders, Jr.

Sowders, Thomas L., Jr., age 70 of Middletown passed away on December 15, 2019 at the Atrium Medical Center. He was born in Dayton, OH to the late Thomas Sowders, Sr., and Wanda (Brown) Sowders. Thomas previously owned Romar Skating Rink in Germantown, and retired from Baxter. He was a member of the Eagles, was an avid fisherman, loved animals, the north woods, and classic country music. Thomas loved being outside and had a love hate relationship with his yard work, he loved to reminisce and tell stories, he was a great storyteller. Thomas is survived by his life partner, Randy Ring, of Middletown, his brother Gary (Tina) Sowders, nephews Gary Lee (Jennifer) Sowders, Jr., Evan Joseph Thomas Sowders, and his neice Dakota Maze who all affectionately referred to him as "J.R.". Thomas was a friend to everyone and never knew a stranger and in the words of his favorite artist Patsy Cline we will always remember your last song, "Sweet Dreams".

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Tom was a treasured guest of ours at our resort on Moose Lake. We shared a love for pups and Moose Lake. He will be sorely missed by everyone he touched. Hugs and prayers for Randy and his family.

Stacey & Joe Dec 24 2019 12:00 AM

Tom was a good friend I worked with him at Baxter and also the skating ring where I also lived for two years great person I will miss taking with him he was very good to me and my husband James .Will always have good memories.RIP

Teresa and James Blanton Dec 23 2019 12:00 AM

I met Tom when I was a child, and went to Romar almost every weekend. Tom was a great guy and was always so kind to me and all the kids Im sure drove him crazy skating every week. He was one of the nicest adults I knew as a kid and it was a pleasure to know him He was definitely loved and will be greatly missed.

Gabrielle Sommers (Smith) Dec 22 2019 12:00 AM

I am so very sorry about Tom passing a way. I have aill these memories of his life in my mind. What a wonderful person he was. I will miss you Tom so very very much.

Pam Jeffrey Dec 22 2019 12:00 AM

Thank you Tom for being my friend at the skating rink, putting up with my weird drink combinations and song requests. You were a true friend to my family and will be missed by all.

Frankie Stage Dec 22 2019 12:00 AM

You were always a friend to everybody Tom you will be missed

Karen DORR Dec 21 2019 12:00 AM

I was 4 years old when I met Tom, up until now I loved being around him. He influenced me at such a you g age and gave me the best place to be on a Saturday night. Will always remember you Tom

Aaron Dec 21 2019 12:00 AM

Rest In Peace Tom. Always loved working for you at Romar. Always be on my mind.

Barry Dec 21 2019 12:00 AM

It was an honor to of known Tom and it was privilege to have worked for him.

Tristian Dec 21 2019 12:00 AM

I grew up with my parents taking me to the skating ring. They both worked with Tom at Baxter. Tom was so loving and caring to everyone. Being married with a family I said for the longest time I wanted to take them all down to the rink to meet evwryone. Was saddened to hear it closed. Tom will be surely missed. Much love to Randy and the rest of the family

Danielle (Earles) Hayes Dec 21 2019 12:00 AM

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