Mr Roger Dale Tomlin

  • Born: March 26, 1947
  • Died: May 31, 2010
  • Location: Fayetteville, West Virginia

Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home

350 W Maple Ave
Fayetteville, WV 25840
Tel. (304) 574-1131

Tribute & Message From The Family


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
Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Ave., Fayetteville, will be assisting the family.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Libby, I am so sorry. I pray that God will comfort you and the children during this time. Becky Clark

Posted by Becky Clark - Fayetteville, WV - Church friend   June 05, 2010

Libby and family,

I surprised to see this obituary when looking the newspaper. I will always imagine you as you were the last time I saw you.

I'm Jim Arthur's daughter and it's been a long time. Probably since Aunt Louise died.

My deepest sympathies in your loss.

Posted by Cindy Arthur Davis - Salisbury, NC   June 05, 2010

We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Mark and Janie Bowling

Posted by Janie Bowling - Fayetteville, WV   June 05, 2010

Dear Libby, I'm praying for you and your family. May God comfort you as only He can!

Posted by Cathy Persinger Jarrett - Hico, WV - friend   June 04, 2010

Dear Libby, I'm praying for you and your family. May God comfort you as only He can!

Posted by Cathy Jarrett - Hico, WV - friend   June 04, 2010

Libby and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy is with you all.

Posted by Tammy O'Dell - Fayetteville, WV - friend   June 04, 2010

I am very sorry for your loss. Autumn, I know how much you loved your dad. I know it is painful right now, but he is always with you. I'm here if you need me. God Bless your entire family. Much Love!

Posted by Sabrina Wood - Oak Hill, WV - Friend of Autumn   June 04, 2010

Libby, I am so sorry to hear of Roger's passing. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

Posted by Cindy Feazell - fayetteville, WV - friend   June 04, 2010

Dear Libby, Dale, Autumn, Ann, Lee, Effie, and such much other family.

I am saddened by the passing of Roger. Your whole family has meant a lot to me. As you know, it began with a surveying work relationship. But, the relation grew to a friendship that I cherish. Although we don't see each other often as we had done in the years past, you have a special place in my heart. I have to be away this weekend, and regret being unable to attend on Saturday. But, you will be in my prayers and my heart. When someone you treasure becomes a memory, the memories of the special person become your treasures. Many people shy away from memories, because of the pain. Don't shy away. Let those memories fill the empty space you now feel in your lives. I love you folks.

Matt Hall
Rainelle, WV

Posted by Matt Hall - Rainelle, WV - Friend   June 04, 2010

I am very saddened by your loss. My memory of Roger is of a gentle kindness extended towards me.

Posted by Dianna-Vannatter-Arthur - Beckley, WV - schoolmate   June 04, 2010

Dear Dale, Barbara, Tana,and Lonnie,
I am so sorry for your loss.
With my deepest sympahty.


Posted by Janet Triplett Marty - Fayetteville, WV   June 04, 2010

Libby and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

Posted by Becky Wood    June 03, 2010