Lloyd R. Tomlinson, 87, passed away at home with family at his side, December 28, 2016.
Lloyd has been a resident of Manteca the last 32 years and was a former 47 year resident of Tracy. Lloyd was born in Red Oak, Oklahoma on February 5, 1929 to Walter and Linnie Tomlinson. Lloyd served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked as a carpenter/ building framer for 32 years at several locations all over the valley and bay area, supervising at Lawrence Livermore Lab, site 300, the Delta Canal project, and he also help build a lot of Lincoln Homes in Tracy and Stockton. His last build project was the Sutter Tracy Community Hospital before retiring in 1982. He was a member of the Carpenter’s Union Local #152, and American Legion, Tracy Post #172. Lloyd liked hunting, fishing, Friday night domino and horseshoe games, his 1950’s and 1960’s cars, and gardening with his brother Harold. He was an accomplished musician that wrote and played music in Oklahoma and California. One of the things that he loved to do was the annual family trips by car to Oklahoma to visit family. Lloyd loved the time he spent with family, especially with the grandchildren.
Lloyd is survived by his wife Jane Tomlinson of Manteca, married 68 years, children; Gary Tomlinson of Manteca, Debra Rodgers and husband Jeane of Stockton; grandchildren, Brittney Rodgers, Aaron Rodgers, Brian Rodgers all of Tracy and Brandi Rodgers of Stockton; and nephew, Eddie Tomlinson and wife Gevona of Tracy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Linnie Tomlinson; and siblings, Floyd Tomlinson, Pady Tomlinson, Grady Tomlinson, Harold Tomlinson, Edna Ray, Birdie Stark, Elsie Stevens, Mildred Wagner, and Alice Bost.
A funeral service will be observed Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. in the chapel of Hotchkiss Mortuary, 5 W. Highland Ave., Tracy, followed by burial at Tracy Public Cemetery, 501 E. Schulte Rd., Tracy. Visitation will be on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. and Wednesday, January 4, 2017, 10 a.m. until time of service in the chapel of Hotchkiss Mortuary.
Contributions in Mr. Tomlinson’s name may be made to Alzheimer’s Research Center, 225 N. Michigan Ave., FL 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or www.alz.org
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Saturday, December 31, 2016