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
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
Inurnment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to
Schuyler County Humane Society, P.O. Box 432, Rushville, IL