Tifton-Mr. John Nicholas (Dick) Tompkins, Jr, 89, of Tifton passed away on Friday, July 2, 2021 at Cypress Pond Assisted Living.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, July 10 at the Albritton Funeral Directors chapel. Interment will follow at Oakridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:00-10:45 A.M. on Saturday prior to the service at the funeral home.
His grandsons will serve as pall bearers
Mr. Tompkins was born June 25, 1932 in Worth County to the late John Nicholas and Mary Ann Mauldin Tompkins. He was also preceded in death by his wife of sixty-seven years, Geneva Grace Perry Tompkins; nine brothers and one sister.
He was a member of Pineview Holiness Baptist Church where he and his wife were very active and they also liked to sing. Mr. Tompkins was self-employed and loved to farm, raise cattle, and grow vegetables in his garden for his family and community. He was a 1950 graduate of Worth County High School in Sumner, Georgia
Mr. Tompkins is survived by his children David Ray (Donna) Tompkins of Brunswick ; John Marcus (Tammy) Tompkins of Cartersville; Paul Allen (Lynda) Tompkins of Moultrie and James (Sandy) Tompkins of Norman Park; 9 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Pruitt Health Hospice, 708 East 16th Avenue, Cordele, Georgia 31015.