Dateline: January 2, 2003


Mr. D.W. Tomlinson, age 84, of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, died at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 26, 2002, at the Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville.

Funeral services for Mr. Tomlinson were held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 28, 2002, at the Highland Park Baptist in Bartlesville with Dr. Michael G. McBride officiating.  Interment was held in Memorial Park Cemetery in Bartlesville under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home.

Mr. Tomlinson was born on May 17, 1918, at Allenreed, Texas, to Dick Walter and Anna Cook Tomlinson.  He grew up on a farm and received his education in Lelia Lake and Clarendon.  He was married to Mildred L. Barker on August 25, 1940, at Clarendon. They later moved to Phillips, Texas, where he was employed with Phillips Petroleum Company.  Mr. Tomlinson served with the US Army during World War II in the Panama Canal area until receiving his Honorable Discharge.  He returned to Texas where he continued his employment with Phillips Petroleum Company.  He transferred to Bartlesville with Phillips in 1968 and was employed with them until his retirement in 1982 with over 40 years of service.  Mr. Tomlinson also taught AARP Adult Driverís Safety Education and was a member of the Highland Park Baptist Church where he taught a menís Sunday School class.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred Tomlinson of the home; two sons, Doug Tomlinson and his wife, Barbara, of Bartlesville; and Phillip and his wife, Pam, of Mesa, Arizona; one brother, Ted Tomlinson of Beaumont, Texas; one sister, Jessie Sumner of Hereford, Texas; five grandchildren, Jason Tomlinson and Niki Tomlinson, both of Bartlesville; Sean Harris of East Lansing, Michigan; Laura Tomlinson of San Clemente, California; and Greg Tomlinson of Mesa, Arizona; and one great granddaughter, Berlin Grun of San Clemente, California.

Honorary casket escorts were the Senior Menís Sunday School Class of Highland Park Baptist Church.

A memorial has been established to the Building Fund of the Highland Park Baptist Church, 300 SE Washington Blvd., Bartlesville, Oklahoma 74006.


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