Ennis Ray Tompkins
1934 - 2016
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Ennis Ray Tompkins

Plain Dealing, LA- Funeral services for Mr. Ennis Ray Tompkins , age 81, will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, January 23, 2016, at the Plain Dealing Baptist Church, Plain Dealing, Louisiana, with Dr. James Hill, Dr. Chad Hardbarger and Bro. Wayne Craig officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery in Plain Dealing under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home, Plain Dealing, Louisiana.

Visitation will be held Friday, January 22, 2016, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the funeral home in Plain Dealing.

Mr. Tompkins was born on April 3, 1934 to Cue and Willie Law Tompkins in Vivian, LA and passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 in Plain Dealing. Mr. Tompkins was a resident of Plain Dealing from 1967 to 2016 and a faithful member of Plain Dealing Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving in Germany during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Tompkins was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was also well known in Plain Dealing, as a blueberry farmer for over 29 years.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Shelia Tompkins; daughter, Jan Burke and husband, Bill of Grayson, GA; two granddaughters, Katee Robertson and husband, Drew of Grayson, GA, Jessi Berndt and husband, Chas, of Atlanta, GA; two great-granddaughters, Abby Rae Robertson and Emma Kate Robertson; his beloved dogs, Chip and Puddles and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Mr. Tompkins was preceded in death by his parents; son, Norman Tompkins; mother of his children, Frankie Norman Tompkins; and a brother, Dell Tompkins.

Pallbearers will be Stephen Tompkins, Kevin Tompkins, Destry Tompkins, Jacob Fredieu, Andrew Jennings, William Weems, Tommy Boggs and Billy Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be Jackie Byrd, Obie Hamiter, Eddie Chandler, Raymond Hamiter, Bill Rochelle, Charlie Brashier and Lanny Brashier.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Plain Dealing Baptist Church, or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Sign our online guest book at www.baileyfuneralhome.net.






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Published in Shreveport Times on Jan. 22, 2016.
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January 26, 2016
We are so sorry for your loss. May God keep fast hold of you with his right hand during this difficult time.
The McLaurin Family
January 22, 2016
With condolences and fond memories of Ray from my Vivian days and Frankie from our Minden days. May your love, faith and memories help you through this difficult time.
Linda (Holt) and James Moorehead
January 22, 2016
The Final Salute

Brothers in Arms, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged Hand Salutes as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This Hand Salute is the last that we shall render to Ennis Ray Tompkins our Brother-in-Arms. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Ennis. And to Ennis it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the devoted and selfless service he rendered to his country during the Korean War while serving in the U.S. Army. Ennis, we commend you for your honorable service. You are a true patriot, who served with honor and distinction. You upheld the finest qualities of an American patriot warrior: courage, commitment, generosity, sacrifice, love and devotion to family and country. You were a true friend. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at Ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the 1,061 military veteran Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion and the 233 veterans of VFW Post 2238 in Shreveport, Louisiana, we extend our sympathies and our condolences to Ennis' family and loved ones.

Edward L. Lamb, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 South Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109

James E. Mazariz, Commander, VFW Post 2238
1245 Gary Street, Shreveport, LA 71101
For the Commanders, Carroll R. Michaud
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