Tom worked with Xerox in Louisville, as Sales Manager, from the late 1960s and through the early 1970s. Prior to coming to Louisville, he taught in the Xerox Training School in Ft. Lauderdale. After Louisville, he was promoted to branch manager in Ft Wayne. From Ft. Wayne to branch manager in Des Moines. Finally, Tom decided to return to Clinton, MO to teach school and as a great outdoorsman, Tom also served as a hunting guide on land he owned around Clinton, MO.
Tom Ossenford died of a gun shot while removing a gun from a gun rack in his truck. Tom really was a great guy and everyone respected him.