Donald Winford Tompkins

Posted By | July 17, 2015 3:24 pm

Donald Winford Tompkins, 81, of Sparta, passed away July 16, 2015.

Born Friday, April 6, 1934, in Conway, South Carolina, he was the son of Frank Tompkins and Liza Jane Tompkins.

He attended Sparta First Free Will Baptist Church and worked at Shell for 25 years.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Tompkins was preceded in death by his son Jeff Tompkins; grandson, Matt Tompkins; and six brothers and one sister, Clifton, Belton, Loyd, Robert, Edward, Wendall and Gracie Tompkins.

Survivors include his wife, Anna Louise Tompkins, of Sparta; children, Marsha and Gene Egan, of Kingsport, Jeanie and Page Edwards, of Virginia, Donald and Sandra Tompkins, of Michigan, David Tompkins, of Sparta, Brenda and Barry Young, of Sparta, Nancy and J. T. Margeson, of Sparta, Gary Whiteaker, of Sparta, Anna Karen Whiteaker, of Sparta, Angela and Brien Ashton, of Sparta, Janet Whiteaker, of Sparta; and many grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m., July 19, 2015, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home, with burial in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Bro. Gary Farris will officiate. The family will receive friends 4-8 p.m., July 18, at the funeral home.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Comment by Ethel Jane Brinkley

    July 18, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    My condolences to the family and friends, we will be missed so much.I’m very sorry for your lossay God bless you all.


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