Funeral services for Mr. J. J. Tomlinson Jr. will be 1:00 PM Monday, October 13, 2014, at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Myron Lasater officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation Sunday 1-6 PM and Monday after 12 Noon at Ligon & Bobo.
Mr. Tomlinson, age 84 of Lebanon passed away Thursday, October 9, 2014, at his home.
Born March 23, 1930, in Wilson County, he is the son of the late John Jordan Tomlinson Sr. and Cora Ellen Johnson Tomlinson. He retired from the United States Air Force after twenty four years having served in Vietnam and Korea. He then went to work for the United States Postal Service and retired after seventeen years. He was a member of First Baptist Church and the Lebanon Masonic Lodge. An avid pilot and airplane builder, he received national honors from the F.A.A. and E. A.A. He also was a recipient of the Wright Brothers Award from the F.A.A., and was an avid rose gardener and championship bowler. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Elizabeth Corson and Christine Bilbrey; and brothers, Billy B., Vivian, and Eugene Tomlinson.
He is survived by his wife of sixty four years, Frankie McCaleb Tomlinson; three children, Ronnie (Kathy) Tomlinson and Donnie (Deanna) Tomlinson all of Tampa, FL and Betsey (Rickey) Culvert of Lebanon; six grandchildren, Shane (Leandra) Roberts, Jessie (Shawn) Shelton, Jeremy Tomlinson, Melanie (Scott) Townsell , Richard Tomlinson, and Wayne Clark Jr.; 8 great grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.