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In Loving Memory
Our dad, Thomas Earl Tumblin, Sr., passed away on September 14, 2020 after a brief illness.
Thomas Earl Tumblin, Sr., was born to Olivee Warren and Lonnie Tumblin on March 14, 1929 in Bloomburg, Texas. He grew up mostly in east Texas but lived and worked many places before settling down in Oklahoma City. He met his beautiful wife, Josephine Franklin Tumblin in Mt. Pleasant, Texas. They went to school together in Oklahoma City, OK and then were married September 2, 1950. To this union four children were born. Joyce Udell, Denise Larue, Thomas Jr., and Jeffrey Jerome. His wife Josephine and his two sons Thomas Jr. and Jeffrey preceded him in death.
Tom was a businessman. He owned and operated an auto garage for many years and eventually ventured into a barbecue business on the same corner of N.E. 23rd and Fonshill in Oklahoma City. His wife was his business partner before her death. He finally retired in March 2015. Tom had many friends and relatives and always had a smile on his face. He loved his grandchildren very much and they shared a deep love for him. He leaves to cherish his memory two daughters, Joyce and Denise, his grandchildren Nicole, Leron, Dennis, Dasmon, Adrian, Tangela, Thomas Moore, three great-grandchildren – Desirae, Aaron, Alliyah, a great great grandson Terran along with a host of family and friends.
He will be truly missed.
For service information, please reach out to his family for details.
Susanna Williams says
Prayers for you all.
What marvelous conversations we have had during my many visits over the years. On 23rd over a plate of barbeque, on Douglas on the porch swing while you sold watermelons. Most recently on the phone. Always asking how are “Grand and Great Grand” if they were not present.
Your contentment was impeccable.
“True contentment comes from accepting Christ, and having faith that in Him you will have everything you need”
You were so serene, as you let nothing, and nobody disturbed your being. Such a profound peaceful spirit you carried.
I remember the humorous stories you told about recent or past events. Those during your school bus driving days or the way you “shaded” your children. That cheerful laugh of yours, I will miss.
But what meant most to me was your expression of gratitude for taking care of him during his last days.
You wanted to see us, but in these times, we thought best to wait. God did not afford us the opportunity. But He knows.
I will always be reminded of our last conversation and will close with your last words to me.
“And I love you too”
Rest well Grandpa, you had a well lived life.
Crystal O Jones says
My Condolences to the family!
R.I.P❤ Prayers to the family