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Thomas Earl Tumblin, Sr.

In Loving Memory

Our dad, Thomas Earl Tumblin, Sr., passed away on September 14, 2020 after a brief illness.

Thomas Earl Tumblin, Sr., was born to Olivee Warren and Lonnie Tumblin on March 14, 1929 in Bloomburg, Texas. He grew up mostly in east Texas but lived and worked many places before settling down in Oklahoma City. He met his beautiful wife, Josephine Franklin Tumblin in Mt. Pleasant, Texas. They went to school together in Oklahoma City, OK and then were married September 2, 1950. To this union four children were born. Joyce Udell, Denise Larue, Thomas Jr., and Jeffrey Jerome. His wife Josephine and his two sons Thomas Jr. and Jeffrey preceded him in death.

Tom was a businessman. He owned and operated an auto garage for many years and eventually ventured into a barbecue business on the same corner of N.E. 23rd and Fonshill in Oklahoma City. His wife was his business partner before her death. He finally retired in March 2015. Tom had many friends and relatives and always had a smile on his face. He loved his grandchildren very much and they shared a deep love for him. He leaves to cherish his memory two daughters, Joyce and Denise, his grandchildren Nicole, Leron, Dennis, Dasmon, Adrian, Tangela, Thomas Moore, three great-grandchildren – Desirae, Aaron, Alliyah, a great great grandson Terran along with a host of family and friends.

He will be truly missed.

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