Dewey Tomblin Jr., 72, of Palestine, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 30, 2010.
He was born July 20, 1938, in Harts, W.Va., the son of the late Ora and Dewey Tomblin Sr.
Dewey was an ordained minister, retired from Ford Motor Co. after 31 years of service and was a member of local UAW 1250 of Cleveland, Ohio. He loved gardening, hunting, flowers, football, westerns, reading his Bible and spending time with his family. He will be dearly missed by all who loved him.
He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Kernie (Carter) Tomblin; son, Dewey R. Tomblin (Sandra) of Sheffield Lake, Ohio; daughters, Nora Kelley (Elva) of Palestine, Regina Hallman (Leonard) of North Ridgeville Ohio, Tonya Morrison (Terry) of Palestine, Jody Darby of Elyria, Ohio, Juanita Cope (Richard) of Palestine and Inis Adams (Larry) of Greenup, Ky.; 27 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; brothers, Clabe Tomblin of Harts, Elden Tomblin (Flo) of Big Creek, W.Va., and Dennis Tomblin (Julie) of Cleveland; sister, Sadie Dyer (Chester) of Cookville, Tenn.; and many dearly loved nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by both his parents; brothers, Andrew Tomblin, Joe Isaac Tomblin and Roland Tomblin; sisters, Katie Tomblin, Blanch Tomblin and Lucinda Thompson; brothers-in-law, Isaac and John Carter and James Thompson; sisters-in-law, Vennie, Bernice and Tootsie Tomblin, Ineze Carter and Lucille Workman; mother- and father-in-law, Boyd and Nora Carter; grandson, Quinton Adams; and nephew, Bo Workman.
Services will be 8 p.m. Monday at Matheny Whited Funeral Home of Elizabeth, W.Va., with the Rev. Delmas Stutler officiating. Visitation will be 2-4 and 6 p.m. until time of service Monday at Matheny Whited and from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at Freeman Funeral Home in Chapmanville, W.Va. Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Freeman with the Rev. Elbert Collins officiating, with interment to follow at Carter Cemetery in Hart, W.Va.
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