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Thomas Payne "Tommy" Balderson

January 20, 1965 ~ March 11, 2021 (age 56)


Thomas Payne “Tommy” Balderson, 56, of Zanesville, died unexpectedly on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at Genesis Hospital emergency room, Zanesville. He was born January 20, 1965, in Zanesville, a son of William N. and Katherine Payne Balderson. He graduated from Franklin University with a BA in Business Administration. Tommy was Co-Owner of Balderson Motors for twenty-eight years then was employed as a sales representative for Buckeye Tire. He was a member of Hubbard Lodge #220 F&AM, twenty-five year member of Amrou Grotto, lifetime member of NRA, Republican Club, a former member of Zane State Foundation Board and enjoyed working with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Tommy was a Methodist by faith.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by loving companion, Tamara Powell, and her children Adam (Emily) Powell, Austin (Lesley) Powell, and Abby (Adam) Davenport; a brother, U.S. Congressman William Troy (Melanie Straker Coyle) Balderson; a nephew, William Joshua (Chelsea) Balderson; and two aunts, Barbara Peterson and Cheryl Balderson.

He is preceded in death by two uncles, James R. Balderson and Colonel Thomas J. Payne; and an aunt, Joan Gatewood.

Friends and family may call from 2:00 – 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at the BOLIN-DIERKES FUNERAL HOME, 1271 BLUE AVENUE, ZANESVILLE with a Celebration of Life Service to be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Muskingum County Dog Warden & Adoption Center, 1500 Newark Road, Zanesville Ohio 43701.

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March 16, 2021

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home
1271 Blue Avenue
Zanesville, OH 43701

Celebration of Life Service at a later date

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