Thomas “Tom” Jefferson Hingson, 74, of Findlay, passed away on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at Blanchard Valley Hospital. Thomas was born on November 30, 1944 in Montrose, Illinois to the late Ray and Margaret (Oakley) Hingson. He was a 1962 graduate of Findlay High School. He married Donna Jackman in 1964, and she is deceased. On February 18, 1973, he married Carolyn Driftmeyer Neill, and she survives.
He is also survived by his son, Timothy (Lucinda) Hingson of Findlay; stepsons: Michael (Mary) Neill of Kenton, and Gary (Laura) Neill of Dayton, Virginia; three grandchildren: Cameron, Elijah, and Izaak Hingson of Findlay; three step-grandchildren: Christopher Emmons of Tiffin, Amy (Shawn) Clark of Arlington, and Kellie Neill of Mt. Blanchard; 8 step-great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law: Ruby Hingson of Montrose, Illinois, and Carol Hingson of Findlay; and a brother-in-law, Eugene (Bonnie) Driftmeyer.
He was preceded in death by four brothers: Dale, Vaughn (Carmen), William “Bill”, and James “Mike”; three sisters: Ferne (Billy) Wiley, Deloris “Earlene” (John) Thomas, and Elizabeth “Liz” Hiller; and a sister-in-law, Marilyn (Richard) Riddle.
Thomas retired from Ball Corporation in April of 2000, after 27 years of service.
After retirement, he worked at Sycamore Springs, where he was a lifetime member as well as a board member. He also worked at Keith’s Dugout. He loved to golf and went on a yearly golf trip to Myrtle Beach. He loved fishing, bowling, and crossword puzzles, and was an avid Detroit sports fan. He was also a regular attendee at the University of Findlay Oilers basketball games. He was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church since 2008.
The Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME. Pastor Walt Shepherd will officiate and burial will follow at Benton Ridge Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday, February 18, 2019 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and
6:00-8:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Cornerstone Baptist Church.
Online condolences may be made at www.coldrencrates.com.