Jackie Paul “Jack” Tomlin, 68, of Woodville, Ga., passed away on November 2, 2013, at Athens Regional Medical Center. He suffered from a sudden aortic dissection and was unable to recover.
Jack was born June 17, 1945, to the late Runie and Geneva Cargile Tomlin in Porterdale. On June 6, 1967, he married Margarette Sue Nobles, with whom he had four children and 15 grandchildren.
He attended school in Covington and graduated from Newton County High School in 1963. He furthered his education at Tennessee Temple University and Seminary in Chattanooga, Tenn. After graduating, he became the principal at Tabernacle Christian School in Covington with Pastor R. Hudson Moody. Jack also worked for Westside Church School in Jackson and Calvary Baptist Church in Carl, under Pastor Larry Youngblood. He also filled in as an interim pastor at several churches in his early career. Later he worked as the coordinator in the state of Georgia for Accelerated Christian Education for many years. He visited numerous Christian schools that he helped start and trained the staff. He later became the director of the Georgia Christian Education Association and Christian Heritage Home School Academy until his death. Most recently he was the assistant pastor at Bethel Baptist Church of Greensboro, serving with his son, Pastor Robert Tomlin.
He loved being with his family, especially his grandchildren, and serving his Lord. He loved old cars, mostly Fords made between 1954 and 1956 and was very good with his hands, doing auto restoration and woodworking. He had a unique sense of humor and could write sweet, funny poems and spiritual devotions. His children and grandchildren loved to tease him about being hard of hearing and being a slow-poke driver.
Jack is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Sue Nobles Tomlin; three sons, Robert Paul “Bobby” Tomlin and his wife, Rhonda Lynn (Housworth), and their seven children, Evan Luke, Austin Daniel, Megan Elisabeth, Cameron Paul, Logan Matthew, Reagan Michael and Kathryn Grace of Siloam, Ga.; Michael Ray Tomlin and his wife, Christa Marie (Pullen), and their three children, Patrick Douglas, Genna Claire and Sean Riley of Bethlehem, Ga,; Jonathan David Tomlin and his wife, Heather Dianne (Youngblood), and their three children, Hadley Dana, Carson David and Brett Dawson of Auburn, Ga.; a daughter, Jacquelyn Suzanne (Tomlin) Browning and her husband, Scott Browning, and their two children, Ashlyn Grace and Tristan Scott of Buford, Ga.; a number of nieces, nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ray Tomlin; a sister, Joan Tomlin Davis; and a grandchild, Allison Grace Tomlin.
The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Nov. 6 at McCommons Funeral Home in Greensboro. On Thursday, Nov. 7, the body will lie in state from noon until the funeral service, which will be at 2 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church, 3981 Union Point Highway, Greensboro, Ga., 30642, with Pastor Bobby Tomlin officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers will be John Paul Farmer, Josh Farmer, Daniel Vaught, Steve Tomlin, Chris Tomlin and Daniel Strozier.
he family requests that any memorials be made to Bethel Baptist Church, P.O. Box 251, Union Point, Ga., 30669.
To sign the online guest register, visit www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com.