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.
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