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LLOYD ELLIOTT "TOMMY" TOMLINSON
 

Bellville Times

 
Tomlinson
    Lloyd Elliott Tomlinson łTommy˛, age 85, passed away on February 17,
2005, after a lengthy battle with heart disease. Born December 15, 1919 in
Wallis, Texas to Phillip and Hermina (Ranken) Tomlinson, Lloyd was a 1937
graduate of Wallis High School. He entered the U.S. Navy in 1942 where he
served as chief machinist on the USS Belle Grove. After completing his
military service, Lloyd returned to his job with Houston Lighting & Power
Company, which he retired from with 39 years, in power plant operations.
    Lloyd was active in several trail riding organizations including the
Austin County Saddle Club, the Fort Bend Trailriders Association, the
Trailriders of the Bandera Hill Country, and 30 years with the Salt Grass
Trailriders Association. Lloyd served as Commander of the Wallis American
Legion Post #200 as well as Commander of the Sealy VFW. He belonged to the
Reagan Masonic Lodge AF & AM for 58 years and was a member of the IBEW for
63 years.
    Lloyd was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Phillip and Hermina Tomlinson,
brother H.P. Tomlinson, and his wife of 59 years, the former Helen Lois
Felcman of Sealy. He is survived by his daughter, Marilynn Kesslar of
Houston, granddaughter Heather Fisk and husband Tony of Dallas, and
great-granddaughters Piper, Jill and Sutten Fisk.
    Funeral Services were held on Monday, February 21, 2005 at 2:00 p.m.,
from Knesek Bros. Funeral Chapel in Sealy with Rev. John Tyler officiating.
Interment followed in the Sealy Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were David
Nastoupil, Carl Nastoupil III, Forrest Peltier, Louis Parker, Frank Felcman
Jr., and Tony Fisk. Honorary pallbearers, former shipmates of the USS Belle
Grove, Friends of Salt Grass Trailriders Wagon #28, and Gary Kesslar.
    The family would like to sincerely thank the staff at the Southwest
Memorial Hospital ICU D wing for the compassionate care and professionalism
extended to Lloyd during his illness.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.
    Services under the direction of Knesek Family Funeral Chapels, 768
Fourth Street, in Sealy, (979)885-3535.
Posted by Joy Neely

 

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