1956 - 2015 Joseph Roland Jay Tompkins, Jr., 59, of Beaumont, died Thursday, July 2, 2015. He was born in Akron, Ohio, on June 9, 1956, to Kathleen Barr Tompkins and Joseph Roland Tompkins, Sr., and had been a longtime resident of Beaumont. He was a retired safety manager from Goodyear, Beaumont, and currently a safety manager with Richard Construction of Beaumont. Jay was also a self-described encyclopedia of useless knowledge. He was a big man with a bigger heart who was always thinking of others before himself. Jay is survived by his wife, Janyce Wallace; stepdaughter, Tracey Wallace, of Austin; stepson, Todd Wallace, of Beaumont; sisters, Ginny Hubert and her husband, Dave, of New Jersey; Debi Lautenschlager and her husband, Bill, of Oregon; and Nancy Drexler, of Houston; five nieces; one nephew; and one great-nephew. He is preceded in death by his parents. A gathering of Mr. Tompkins' family and friends will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at Broussard's, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A private family committal will be at Broussard's Crematorium, Beaumont. In lieu of flowers, in which Jay would find absolutely no practicality, please make a donation in his honor to Humane Society of Southeast Texas, P.O. Box 1629, Beaumont, Texas 77704. Like all truly good, kind and gentle souls, Jay had a way with dogs (four of which survive him). Please donate so that more animals can find loving homes and families just like his. Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com.
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1605 N Major Dr
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on July 7, 2015