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David Tomlinson

David Wallace Tomlinson, 81, of Union City passed away 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Sunswept Baptist Church. Brother Steve Carr will officiate. Burial will follow in East View Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and from 11 a.m. until the hour of services Saturday at the church.
Pallbearers will be Larry Tomlinson, Jerry Tomlinson, Robert Tomlinson, Roy Stewart, James Cheney and Shaun Gilman.
Honorary pallbearers will be John Ed Tomlinson, Wayne Tomlinson, Harold Tomlinson, Hugh Tomlinson, Larry Dwyer and the deacons of Sunswept Baptist Church.
He was born Jan. 28, 1938, in Carroll County, Ky., son of the late William “Willie” and Florence (Skiles) Tomlinson. He married Marcella (Hunt) Tomlinson July 16, 1961. She survives.
He had been employed at Kawneer Doors in Carrollton, Ky. He also managed a bowling alley in Carrollton.
He had also been a home builder while living in Kentucky. The family moved to Union City, where he served as plant superintendent of Kohler.
He was a charter member of Sunswept Baptist Church in Union City, where he played a part in the construction of the church. While at Sunswept Baptist, he had served as a longtime deacon and was in the choir. For many years, he had also worked with the youth at the former Beulah Baptist Church and Calvary Baptist Church, both in Union City.
He had served in the Kentucky National Guard for six years.
He is also survived by one daughter, Danita Gilman (Shaun) of Munford; two sons, David Owen Tomlinson (LaDonna) of Union City and Darwin Tomlinson of New York City; six grandchildren, Scott Gilman of Wales, United Kingdom, Kandace Cheney (James) and Elliott Tomlinson, all of Union City, and Lucas Bryce Wallace Gilman, Gabriel Shaun Marcellas Gilman and Isabella Irene Mae Gilman, all of Munford.
He was also preceded in death by four sisters, Helen Tomlinson, Ruth Whitaker, Johnnie Tomlinson and Thelma “Sissy” Tomlinson Meece; and six brothers, Roy Tomlinson, Harold Tomlinson, Lester Tomlinson, Cecil Tomlinson, Ed Tomlinson and Herbert “Turk” Tomlinson.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website: www.emfuneralhome.com.

Published 2.21.19

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