Thomas Willis Karshner, 50, of Hallsville, passed away on Oct. 19, 2015, at his home surrounded by family.
Tom was born in Chillicothe on Oct. 29, 1964, to Ruby Karshner and the late Larry P. Karshner.
He is survived by a son, Zachary Thomas Karshner; brother, Larry (Billie) Karshner; sister, Charlene “Dolly” (Gianni DiToro) VanHoose; niece, Shelby VanHoose; and nephew, Liam VanHoose.
Tom graduated from Logan Elm High School and Pickaway Ross CTC in 1983. He was an employee for 20 years at the Ross Correctional Institution before he was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
Tom’s family would like to sincerely thank each hospice nurse who treated Tom with compassion and kindness, as well as his aide, Candace.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, at the Hallsville Cemetery with Rev. Kevin Green officiating. Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Hill Funeral Home, Kingston.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Adena Health Foundation, 272 Hospital Rd., Suite 1, Chillicothe, OH 45601.
Condolences can be made on Tom’s online guest registry at www.hillfhkingston.com.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal