Jacquelyn R. Tompkins, 88, Floral City, Fla., died April 11, 2014, under the loving care of her family, friends and Hospice of Citrus County. Jacquelyn was born July 14, 1925, in Chillicothe, Ohio, to the late Oscar and Kathleen Kneeland. She was a retired beautician from St. Petersburg. She loved gardening, canning her home grown vegetables, fishing and spending time with family and friends. She was an avid Gator fan.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, William A. Tompkins Jr., his wife Lori of Sycamore, Ga., Jenice Reichenbach, her husband Thomas, and Janel Davies and her husband William, all of Inverness; her brother, John R. Kneeland and his wife Donna, Garden City, Mich.; her sister, Carolyn Henderson, Brandon; five grandchildren, Andrew and Philip Tompkins, Christina Janicki, Matthew Reichenbach, and Bradley Davies; one great granddaughter, Maddie Wylie; many nieces and nephews and wonderful friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, William A. Tompkins Sr.; and a sister, Helen Behrent.
A celebration of life and tribute to Jacquelyn will be announced at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Florida Sheriff's Caruth Camp, PO Box 2000, Boys Ranch, FL 32064 and Hospice of Citrus County.