The family of Mike Tomlinson will celebrate his life of 56 years at 5:30 PM on Friday, October 14, 2022, at Church on the Rock, north campus. He passed on
Tuesday, October 11, 2022, after a fearless battle with Pancreatic Cancer. We invite you to view the recorded service and sign his virtual guestbook here on this page.
On September 2, 1966, Mike Tomlinson was born in Avon Park, Florida to the late Collis Avnel and Ruth (Belisle) Tomlinson. Mike grew up with a burning passion for baseball and loved the sport even through his sons. His love for baseball turned into a love for golf. Mike was a family man who loved those around him dearly, especially his wife and kids. He would do anything for anyone, regardless of knowing them or not without question and without expectations of anything in return. Mike was a teacher, coach, and mentor to everyone he came in contact with. Mike married the love of his life, Wendy, in 1999 and was the best husband. He was on fire for his daughter’s cheer and dance teams. No matter the sport or event for any one of his children, Mike was always there in the front row as their biggest supporter. Mike’s faith in his Lord and Savior was what he lived for. He was passionate about his talent at the hands of the grill. He was the grill master and cook and nobody ever left his kitchen hungry. Mike loved his work as General Manager of Hartman Roofing and looked forward to each day and the opportunities of people he would be able to help. Mike never met a stranger and touched the hearts of those around him through his generosity, love, and compassion. He made an impact on everyone he spoke to, no matter their age. To know Mike was to love Mike, and his legacy will carry on.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents, sister Connie Taylor, and his beloved Big Max.
Survivors include his wife, Wendy Tomlinson; children, Justin Tomlinson and fiancée Kate McLean, Josh Tomlinson and wife Ashley; Taylor Tomlinson, Jake Fenter and wife Chelsea and Justin Fenter and wife Emily; grandsons, Braxton, Barret, and Norrin; and a sister, Michele Johnson and husband Carl, and their children Robert, Kaylee, and Micah.
The family of Mike Tomlinson has designated Lubbock Meals on Wheels; lubbockmealsonwheels.org for memorial contributions donated in his memory
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