Service measured not by GOLD,
but by the GOLDEN RULE
Thomas Kinsey Leslie, age 39, of Wooster passed away unexpectedly of natural causes on June 11th, 2020.
Tom was born March 2, 1981 in Wooster, the youngest child of Cecil and Beth (Evans) Leslie. He briefly lived in Cleveland in his 20’s but was otherwise a lifelong resident of Wooster. He graduated in 1999 from Wooster High School and was a highly skilled craftsman. His love of fixing and building things began early as he was known to disassemble and fully rebuild alarm clocks and other household items at the age of four. Tom would constantly follow his dad around helping and learning his many talents as they restored and remodeled their historic log cabin home.
As an adult Tom had many career interests and worked as a skilled carpenter doing historic restorations with Christian and Sons Inc., and assembled watches among many duties at Time Will Tell Watches. He had been an office manager and head of Human Resources with A.B.W. Landscaping. Another talent he picked up from his dad was his eye and passion for antiques and had previously worked at Uptown Downtown Antique Emporium and maintained his booth in the shop.
Tom had a passion for living and enjoyed traveling, camping and attending music concerts and spending time with his girlfriend. He was a collector of sterling silver, vintage furniture and stereo equipment. He loved searching antique and thrift shops for treasures and driving around in his Triumph Spitfire sports car he lovingly restored. Never one to sit around, Tom was always thinking about the next project and doing what he could to help his family, friends and even a stranger in need. He had an extraordinary bond with his five year old niece, Aria, and had most recently built her an amazing bunk bed.
Tom is survived by his parents Cecil and Beth, sister Caroline Leslie and niece Aria Leslie, all in Wooster, brother John Leslie of Aiken, SC, loving girlfriend Crystal Murphy of Barberton, and countless friends.
McIntire, Bradham and Sleek has assisted the family with cremation and no services are planned at this time.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.
No calling hours