Thomas Ambler


Thomas Nelson Ambler, 71, of Columbus, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at his home. He was born on March 29, 1949 in Page, West Virginia to Theodore and Rose Nell Pryor Ambler.

Thomas attended Dubois Elementary, Mt. Hope Jr. High, and graduated from Mt. Hope High School all in Mt. Hope, West Virginia. Shortly after graduation he moved to Columbus, Ohio where he made his home until his death. He always enjoyed coming “HOME”. He loved the annual town “Jubilees” and the area “Bridge Day” celebrations.

Thomas enjoyed walking across the New River Gorge Bridge which was the world’s longest single span arch bridge for 26 years. He enjoyed the views as well as the many vendors. One of the highlights included watching the base jumpers parachute off the bridge. These were times for visiting family and seeing his buddies that he had grown up with throughout his childhood and had maintained those friendships. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by many.

Thomas is preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Rose Nell Pryor Ambler; and brother and sister-in law, Charles and Esther Ambler of Columbus, OH.

Thomas leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Sharon Ambler; sons, Valquez Davis, Juawann Ambler, and Zarnoff Dunlap; stepchildren, Lawyer Westbrook IV and Bryant Westbrook, and Gena Worthy; 7 grandchildren; brother, James Ambler of Orlando, FL; sisters, Jean (Reverend Thomas) Steelman and Alice Ambler of Mt. Hope, WV; brothers in law, Drake Worthy, Stevie Worthy, and Magellan Moore; special niece, Louise Powell, of which they were practically raised together; nieces, Gayle, Kisha, and Toya Ambler; nephews, Karl, Waymon, Mark, Marvin, and Stacey Ambler; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Private Services entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Doris J Boyden-McCormick

    May God be with the Ambler Family during your time of sorrow. May the blessing of our Lord and Saviour give you peace.

  2. Members of Cemetery Awareness and Restorative Edification

    Our deepest condolence to the Ambler Family. May God’s grace give you comfort

  3. So sorry to hear about your lose. May God bring you peace during this time of sorrow

  4. Carmen Thompson-Slaughter

    My deepest sympathy for the family. Prayers for all.

  5. Carmen Thompson-Slaughter

    My deepest sympathy for the family. Prayers for all.

  6. Roxane Woods Littlejohn

    May God give you strength during this difficult time. So sorry for your loss

  7. We are deeply saddened to learn about your family loss. In times of distress we need comfort that soothes our hearts. May the peace of God guard your hearts. Truly sorry for your loss.

  8. We know this must be a very difficult and demanding time for your family. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. May your good and happy memories and remembering the love that God has for you comfort you and bring you peace during this time of sorrow. With caring thoughts.

  9. Jennifer Huffman Cole

    I graduated with Thomas in 1968 from Mount Hope, WV. Thomas was a quiet-type person in his early years but he and I were friends. May wonderful memories of Thomas bring you peace as you grieve his loss.

  10. The Calloways: Judy, Mary, Leroy& Michael

    Love and prayers for peace and comfort to the family. The passing of friends and neighbors from the McDonald Hill neighborhood of Mount Hope, West Virginia is heartbreaking. Pete will be missed but always a part of precious childhood memories.

  11. The Norris: Charlie, Jim, Venus, Leonard, Warren and Family

    September 20, 2020 at 7:00pm

    Some childhood memories never die, I recall the time he rode on my motorcycle together in Mount Hope West Virginia and him visiting my home in Cleveland. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends in this time of mourning. Pete has been called home, but I will always cherish his memory. To his family stay strong and prayer helps’

  12. I will always remember my Uncle Thomas! Charismatic, funny, and loving. I will miss our trips to fish in Fremont. OH. Rest in piece uncle Thomas. Much love!

  13. Condolences to the family. Pete was a very dear friend that I enjoyed playing with all over Mc Donald hill when we were kids. I enjoyed his visits to Cleveland and my visits to Columbus just to laugh and talk about our times as kids together. I will miss my friend. Prayers from the Gray family. RIH my friend.

    Jack Gray

  14. The man may pass away but the members always Stay rest well my friend prayers going out to the family

  15. My sincere condolences to the Ambler Family in the loss of your love one. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  16. Mr & Mrs Richard Smith

    Our thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you. May god continue to give you all strength in your time of grief.

  17. Pastor Greg E Scott

    May the God of grace and comfort strength you in your hour of sorrow we the pastor officers and members of the First Baptist church of wss.wv pray that God will strength you in your hour of sorrow humbly submitted Pastor Greg E Scott.

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