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Jerry "Chief" Tomlin Sr.

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Jerry "Chief" Tomlin Sr. Obituary
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Crestwood Chapel for Mr. Jerry "Chief" Tomlin Sr., 86, of Hokes Bluff, who died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019.
Dr. Steve Screws will officiate. The burial will be in Crestwood Cemetery. Crestwood Funeral Home is announcing.
Mr. Tomlin was a Navy Chief Petty Officer retiree with over 20 years of service. He then located to Gadsden and retired as an electrician with Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, and gardening, and was a longtime member of Hokes Bluff First United Methodist Church. When questioned about his faith he replied, "I believe Jesus is my only hope."
He is preceded in death by parents Thomas and Willie Mae Tomlin, and brothers Thomas Earl and Bill Tomlin.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Wanda, children Jay (Jeanne) Tomlin, Greg Tomlin and Stephanie (Tim) Massey. Grandchildren Brittany, Lindsay, Joel, Caroline, Connor and one sister, Jane Brown.
Honorary pallbearers are James and Kathy Amos, Joyce Swindall and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lankford.
Special thanks to Keith Chambers for providing music at the service.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
Published in The Gadsden Times on Jan. 11, 2019
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