Thomas Hugh Renaker

December 14, 1931August 25, 2013

RENAKER, Thomas Hugh, age 81 of Dayton, passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh and Mildred Renaker and son, Todd Renaker. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Marie Renaker; daughter, Lu Ann Renaker; granddaughter, Amber (Dan Benson) Renaker; sister, Joanne (Bernard) Oliver of Kingsport, TN; nephews, Robbie of Parkersburg, WV and Steve (Tena) Sachse, TX; niece, Teresa of Kingsport, TN; great-nephew, Bradley of Sachse, TX; great-niece Stephanie of Sachse, TX and a host of other relatives and friends. Thomas was an 80 year member of Memorial United Church of Christ where he was a member of the consistory as well as an usher. He retired from General Motors after 38 years of service. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at the TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME – BEAVERCREEK CHAPEL with interment to follow in Medway Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends at the funeral home from 5 – 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28 and from 12:30 p.m. until the time of services on Thursday, August 29. Memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial fund or the Kind Program in care of Memorial United Church of Christ, 2338 E. Fifth St., Dayton, Ohio 45403. Condolences can be expressed to the family at


  • Visitation Wednesday, August 28, 2013
  • Visitation Thursday, August 29, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, August 29, 2013

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Peggy Haun

September 18, 2013

Marie, I am so very sorry for your loss. I only found out today. Tom was a very good man. I am sure he will be missed by many. Now he is with Todd. Love you

Steve Tindall

August 29, 2013

Marie and family, you guys are so close to my heart that I feel like we are family. I spent quite a bit of time at your house with Todd. He was a great friend and a great person. From Todd, I got to know you and Tom. Tom was a funny, loving man. He told many a good story. He helped me so much. When I was down he would give me rides to different places. He never tried to belittle me or make me feel guilty. To this day, I don't know why he did it. He helped me. As I think of him, maybe I can pass a helping hand onto someone else. I will never forget Tom Renaker. God Bless.

Kim Risner-Tindall

August 28, 2013

Marie, You'll never know what an impact you & Tom made in my life. My memories immediately go to all those wonderful trips that your family shared with all us girl scouts of troop 24. Tom was always such a trooper - driving all the way to Florida w/ a pickup truck filled w/ pre-teen girls headed to Daytona Beach, chaperoning the Am Trak train ride to Chicago, and always the extra troop leader & home-away-from-home Dad at the various girl scout camps. You both made such a lifelong, lasting impression on me, and I have to believe many, many others. Tom's patience, kindness and willingness to volunteer his free time for all of us girls is something I will always treasure and dear close in my heart. I truly believe I am one of those lucks ones that I was blessed in having you both in my life as a child, and I am especially honored to have reconnected with you both as an adult. Thank you for always sharing Tom with us. And I thank Tom for always sharing his blessings & most importantly his time, with all us silly little girls.
With much love and a heart filled with happy memories, I wish you and your family my deepest condolence.

Bill & Judie Kell

August 28, 2013

Marie and Family, Know that as Tom passes over the rainbow, he will take God's hand in the light of love and be with your son, Todd. They will be together forever and ever. May Tom's journey be peaceful and loving as his spirit touches the light of love and the "golden cars of heaven". Know we are here for you, if you need us.
Love you!

Bill Maddox

August 28, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God be with you in your time of sorrow.

Bill Maddox (Dayton,Ohio)

Kenneth & Susie Rice

August 27, 2013

Marie, we are truly sorry for your loss; we long to be with you and your family at this time. Our prayers and many thoughts are with you all. Tom was very dear to us, his humor and car stories will be missed. Love to all.

Mark Tindall

August 27, 2013

I'm sorry to hear of Tom's passing.He always loved to talk about cars with me.He was a great guy and a good friend.My condolences go to his family and friends.