Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
Eugene George Tomlinson, 91, Saint Marys, died 8:00 P.M. Friday, February 24, 2017, at Otterbein Saint Marys Retirement Community.
He was born November 22, 1925, the son of Elwood and Ruby (George) Tomlinson, who preceded him in death. On August 3, 1956, he married Alice Elizabeth Gribbin, with Reverend Dwight Woodworth presiding at Tipp City. Alice preceded him in death on January 10, 2010.
He is survived by his two sons: Dr. Timothy (Lori) Tomlinson of Twin Falls, Idaho; Thomas (Christine) Tomlinson of Cridersville. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Bethany (Andrew) Lhamon; Andrea (Judah) LoVato; Joel (fiancee Jeena Shah) Tomlinson; Ashley Tomlinson; by his great-grandchildren: Jacob and Josie Lhamon.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and by a brother, Robert Tomlinson.
Gene had been a co-owner of Dayton Embossed Products, Dayton, Ohio; and a co-owner of Tomlinson Brake and Spring, Lima. For the Brake and Spring Company, served as manager of Tomlinson Truck Division. Gene ended his business career as co-owner and manager of Tomlinson Automotive in Saint Marys.
He was a life member of the American Legion and VFW. He had been a member of the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers; American Society of Tool and Manufacturing Engineers; Lima Management Association; and past president of Union City Management Association.
Funeral rites will be held 11:00 A.M. Friday, March 3, 2107, at Wayne Street United Methodist Church in Saint Marys, Pastor Dillon Staas, officiant. Graveside burial rites will be held at 3:00 P.M. at Lima Memorial Park Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. Thursday at the Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, Saint Marys, where memorial donations may be given to Wayne Street United Methodist Church.
Condolences may be sent to Gene's family via Millerfuneralhomes.net.