WARREN, Ohio – Thomas J. Urey, Sr., 61, of Warren, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at his home.
He was born July 7, 1956 in Warren, Ohio, the son of the late Kenneth C. Urey, Sr. and Esther (Taylor) Urey.
Thomas was a graduate of Champion High School where he was a star basketball player for the Champion Flashes.
Thomas was formerly employed at Matash Painting.
He had a lifetime love for all sports. He also was a jokester and enjoyed making people laugh. Even though he could not always express his feelings, his family was very dear to him and always in his heart. He also had a great love for his pets.
Memories of Thomas will be carried on by his daughters, Kristy (Russell) Thornton of Warren, Ohio and Melanie Diguls of Cortland, Ohio; sons, Thomas Urey, Jr. of Warren, Ohio and Randy Urey of Warren, Ohio; mother, Esther Urey of Warren, Ohio; sisters, Patricia A. Urey of Warren, Ohio, Susan I. (Donald) McCarty of Warren, Ohio, Donna M. (John) Livingston of Warren, Ohio, Barbara J. (Bill) Wingett of Warren, Ohio and Catherine L. Urey of Warren, Ohio; brothers, Kenneth C. (Char) Urey, Jr. of Warren, Ohio, David L. (Jane) Urey of Vienna, Ohio and Timothy P. Urey of Steubenville, Ohio and grandchildren, Corey Lilley, Chloe Urey, Abbygale Urey, Zander Thornton, Gabriella Thornton and Adilynn Thornton.
Besides his father, Kenneth C. Urey, Sr., Thomas was preceded in death by his wife, Suzanne Urey; son, Donnie Urey and sister, Marye Urey.
A memorial service will be held 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 14 where Rev. Kenneth Hopkins, Jr. will officiate at the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home.
Friends may call one hour prior to the memorial service from 12:00 Noon – 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 14.
In lieu of flowers, please make any memorial contributions to Warren Family Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 311, Warren, Ohio 44482 in Thomas’ memory.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home.
A television tribute will air Friday, October 13 at the following approximate times:
12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.