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Gerald H. Tomlinson




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Gerald Henry Tomlinson, 83, of Rushville, IL passed away at 2:15 p.m., Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at Rushville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.  He was born on April 2, 1933 a son of the late D. M. & Florence Ella Walker Tomlinson.  He married E. Joan Thompson on September 28, 1952 in Rushville, IL.  She survives along with: (3) daughters: Kathy Bussell & Michael of East Peoria, IL, Debra Bennett- Tomlinson & Larry of Rushville, IL, Vicky Marquis & John of Rushville, IL, (4) grandchildren, (4) step-grandchildren, (5) great grandchildren, (9) step-great grandchildren, (3) brothers: Wayne Tomlinson & Gloria of Rushville, IL, Glen E. Tomlinson & wife Gale of Bloomington, IL, Jesse Leroy “Orvie” of Apple Springs, TX, (2) sisters: Dorothy M. Walker of Rushville, IL, Marilyn Lewis of Thousand Oaks, CA, numerous nieces & nephews.  He was preceded in death by (2) brothers: Morris Tomlinson, John Paul “JP” Tomlinson, (2) sisters: Anna Lee Phillips, Marie Bayles.  Gerald graduated from Rushville High School in 1952.  His first job was working for his father at the Tomlinson Fertilizer & Feed Company in Rushville.  He served eight years in the U.S. Naval Reserves. He later was a pilot for the Ohio River Company, a driver’s license examiner for the Secretary of State, a laborer for Amax Coal Company and a maintenance worker for the State of IL CMS before retiring.  He and his wife also owned & operated Tomlinson Mobile Home Sales & Tomlinson Court for many years and he was a sales rep for Old Heritage Life Insurance.  He attended the Rushville Church of Christ (Christian.) He was a member of the Rushville Moose Lodge # 506 for 47 years.  Cremation has been accorded.  A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on August 6, 2016 at the Tomlinson Family Home at 125 E. Clinton St. in Rushville, IL.  Inurnment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery.  Memorials may be sent to Schuyler County Humane Society, P.O. Box 432, Rushville, IL   62681.


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