John H. Tomlinson
1931 - 2020
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John H. Tomlinson

Blountstown - John H. Tomlinson, age 88, of Blountstown, FL passed away Monday, May 18, 2020 in Blountstown, FL. John was born in Monroe County, Alabama on September 16, 1931. He moved to Blountstown in 1955 after serving as an Army Ranger in the Airborne Division and spent the next 39 years working in the Calhoun County School System. John started as a coach and teacher; he later became Principal at Carr School and Blountstown High School. He ended his career in the administration office of Calhoun County Schools. John was a Deacon in the First Baptist Church of Blountstown. He loved his community and was a member of several local Civic Organizations, Rotary Club, Lions Club and a member of the Masonic Lodge. John always said, "I came for a short job in 1955 and never wanted to leave". John was a sports enthusiast who loved golf, tennis, fishing and all other competitions. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Betty N. Tomlinson.

Survivors include two sons, John H. Tomlinson, Jr. and wife, Chris of Blountstown, FL, and David Tomlinson and wife, Karen of Blountstown, FL; one brother, Vince Tomlinson of Edna, TX; six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 3:00 pm (CDT) from the graveside at Nettle Ridge Cemetery in Blountstown with Pastor Dustin Malphurs officiating. Interment will follow. The service is open to anyone wishing to attend. The family will visit with friends after the service. The family request in lieu of flowers contributions be made to the Gideon's International, Memorial Bible Chairman, P.O. Box 765, Blountstown, FL 32424. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, FL.




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Published in Tallahassee Democrat from May 19 to May 20, 2020.
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