QUINCY, FL -- Rev. R. P. Tomberlin, Jr, (Brother Tommy), 91 years, passed away on Monday, February 25 at Riverchase Care Center in Quincy, Florida. He is survived by his wife, Christine Edwards Tomberlin of Sawdust; his children, Richard Tomberlin (Sylvia) of Tallahassee, Jerry Tomberlin of Ottawa Canada, Pam Oldaker (Craig) of Tampa, and Paul Tomberlin (Amy) of Houston, Texas; twelve grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Lucille McKoone of Tallahassee, sisters-in-law Hattie Parramore of Quincy, and Valma Cornell (Richard) of Saline, Michigan.
Brother Tommy was born in Tallahassee on January 6, 1922. He graduated from Leon High School, served as Corporal in the US Marines during WWII, and obtained a Bachelors of Engineering from the University of Miami and a Masters of Divinity from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as pastor for a total of 55 years, including 25 years at Seminole Baptist, 12 years at Raleigh White Baptist in Albany, 10 years at Lake Talquin Baptist and as interim pastor at Santa Clara, First Baptist Crawfordville, and Sycamore. Bro. Tommy enriched the lives of everyone he touched and his life lived up to his words. He will be deeply missed.
Seminole Baptist Church at 3330 Mission Road in Tallahassee will host the visitation beginning at 10:00 am on Friday March 1, followed by the service at 11:00. There will also be a graveside and VA flag ceremony held at Providence Baptist Church at 2:00 PM, at 1663 Providence Road in Quincy. Contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be sent to Providence Baptist Church.
Independent Funeral Home (850-875-1529) is in charge of arrangements.
Independent Funeral Home
Quincy, FL 850/875-1529