Thomas (Tom) Hively, age 64 of Pickerington, left this earth to be with God and his loved ones in heaven. He died on his 64th birthday, surrounded by family. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jonny; his parents, Earl and Patti; his father-in-law, Vic; his great aunt, Alice; and his great uncle, Art. Remaining on earth to lovingly remember him are his wife and best friend of 42 years, Kim; son, Brady and wife, Ali; son, Tyler and fiancée, Andee; daughter, Janelle and husband, Randall; loves of his life, granddaughters, Anna, Kate, Ella and Hunter; and many other relatives and friends.
Tom was a teacher for 35 years at Watkins Middle School in Pataskala, a coach, and a friend to hundreds. He exemplified kindness, love and caring and was a devoted Christian member of Epiphany Lutheran Church in Pickerington. He died after being diagnosed and treated for Multiple Myeloma and is forever grateful to the staff at the Zangmeister Cancer Center, especially to Dr. Jerry Mitchell and his favorite nurse, Tammy. Tom will be cremated and his ashes spread underneath the stained glass windows he made at Epiphany Lutheran Church. Calling hours will be held at Epiphany Lutheran Church from 5 – 7 p.m. on Friday, February 21, 2020, and visiting hours resume at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 22, 2020, with a service at 11 a.m. with a luncheon to follow. Please make memorial donations to Shriners Hospitals for Children; Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation; or the Crystal Academy School for Autism and Developmental Delays in Coral Gables, FL