Mr Roger Dale Tomlin
Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home
350 W Maple Ave
ROGER DALE TOMLIN
FAYETTEVILLE – Roger Dale Tomlin, 63, of Fayetteville, passed away Monday, May 31, 2010 at the Beckley VA Medical Center following a long battle with complications from Agent Orange.
Born on March 26, 1947 at Fayetteville, he was the son of Geraldine Craft Tomlin of Fayetteville, and the late Leonard Arnold Tomlin.
Roger served his country in the US Army. During his tour of duty in Vietnam he received the Bronze Star. He was a former coal miner and had worked at Cannelton Industries and Fayette Engineering.
Besides his father, Leonard Tomlin, he was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Arnold and Goldie Woolwine Tomlin; maternal grandparents, Henry and Myrtle Shieler Craft; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Tomlin; and brother-in-law, Ken Spencer.
Left to cherish his memory include his wife of 36 years, Elizabeth Anne “Libby” Spencer Tomlin of Fayetteville; two sons, Roger Dale Tomlin II and wife, Barbara of Fayetteville, and Ethan Tomlin at home; two daughters, Anne Akers and husband, Josh of Oak Hill, Autumn Iannamorelli and fiancé, Brandon Jones of Sissonville; mother, Geraldine Craft Tomlin of Fayetteville; two sisters, Judy Johnson and husband, John of Rockport, IN, Tana Morris and husband, Lonnie of Prosperity; three brothers, Eddie Tomlin and wife, Terry of Fayetteville, David Tomlin and fiancée, Pam of Oak Hill, and Mike Tomlin and wife, Sherry of Fayetteville; and ten grandchildren, Eric Buckland, Dustin Buckland, Logan Ritter, Issac Tomlin, Spencer Tomlin, Sierrah Ritter, River Gilkerson, Willow Tomlin, Damien Iannamorelli, and Skyler Gilkerson.
Graveside services will be held 3:00 PM on Saturday, June 5, 2010 at the Woolwine-Tomlin Cemetery near his home with Rev. Clare Sulgit-Horn officiating. Friends may gather at the funeral home to travel in procession to the cemetery from 2:30 to 2:45 PM.
In keeping with his wishes, there will not be a visitation.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Roger’s memory to United Cerebral Palsy, 1660 L. Street NW Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036.
Online condolences and other information available at www.doddpaynehessfuneralhome.com.
Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Ave., Fayetteville, will be assisting the family.