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Ray Allen Tomlinson

Mr. Ray Allen Tomlinson age 81 of the Beasley’s Bend Community in Lebanon passed away April 27, 2021 at his home.  A native of Wilson County, he was the son of the late Eugene and Willie Mai Edwards Tomlinson.  He worked for the Tennessee Woolen Mills for thirty-nine years, and retired from the City of Lebanon after sixteen years of service and he was a life-long farmer.  He was a member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church.  He was preceded in death by sister, Doris (Willie) Oliver; brother-in-law, Larry Blackburn; sister-in-law, Phyllis Tomlinson.

He is survived by his wife of sixty-years, Tommie Rae Dies Tomlinson; two children:  Tony (Janet) Tomlinson, Anita (Don) Cornwell; three grandchildren:  Travis (Hailey) Campbell, Eli (Ivy) Tomlinson, Ashley (Cody) Thayer; three great-grandchildren:  twins, Maleah and Madelyn Campbell and Kai Campbell; sister, Lorie Blackburn; brother, Kenny Tomlinson.

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 30, 2021, at 1 p.m. from the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Bro Mike Shelby officiating.  Interment – Wilson County Memorial Gardens.  Active Pallbearers:  Travis Campbell, Eli, Tim and Keith Tomlinson, Cody Thayer, Eddie and Clayton Oliver, Timmy Smith.  Honorary Pallbearers:  Jerry Powers, Kerry Linville, Larry Brown, Johnny Dies.  Special thanks to caregivers Nancy Phillips and Stephanie White.  Visitation Thursday 3-8 p.m. and Friday 11a.m. – 1 p.m.  Due to family health concerns all visitors please wear a mask.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME, in charge of arrangements.

Messages for the Family

  1. Donna Wheeler says:
    Mr. Ray was one of the finest men and neighbor anyone could ask for. I had the privilege of calling him my friend for 21 0years.We are going to miss him.
  2. Anne Tomlinson says:
    Our love, prayers and sympathy are with all of you. Ray Allen was a quiet, kind person. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
  3. Adrema Higgins says:
    I had the pleasure of getting to know Mr. Tomlinson when I worked at the TN Woolen Mills. He and my mother and father worked together for many years. He was a very kind man and my family thought a lot of him. I remember he used to want me to work over and weave because he knew I would get his work done for him. My condolences to Lori and her family for this huge loss. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.
  4. Stephanie white says:
    Such a blessing to see how his Family,Church Family and Friends showed him so much Love and support in his Last Days,says alot about Mr.Ray.I feel privileged to have got to know him and his Family.
  5. Johnny Pruitte says:
    Condolences to all the family members. His memory will be etched in each of us because of the example of a life he lived. Most importantly, Ray secured his eternity with the Savior and though your hearts be heavy, rest assured that he is more alive now than he has ever been. Love to you all…….

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