Charles Leslie Tomlin, age 78, of Franklin, Tennessee, passed away on March 5, 2018.
He was the son of the late George W. and Grace Crafton Tomlin, and was preceded in death by son, Kenny Tomlin, sisters Lois Harrison, Eunice Jackson, Lorene Clark and Carolyn Newcomb. Survived by: his best friend and wife of 59 years, Annie Reed Tomlin; daughter, Kathy (John) Maxwell; sons, Keith Tomlin and Scott (Lee) Tomlin all of Franklin, Tennessee; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren; his constant companion Moochie Noel, a yorkie; brothers, Larry (Carla) Noe, Johnny “Reddog” (Susan) Tomlin; sisters, Mary Barnes, Hazel (Randy) Carter, Joan Jackson and Geraldine (Phillip “Phooly”) Middleton.
Mr. Tomlin was a member of the Berry’s Chapel Church of Christ. He was a retired journeyman meat cutter with 25 years of service. Then he started a family landscaping business which he retired from at the age of 74. He loved to rabbit hunt and fish but he was best known for his outdoor Bar-B- Que and grilling and sharing it with friends and family. He also was a member of the Tennessee Army
National Guard, retiring after 12 years with an honorable discharge as staff sergeant.
Funeral services will be conducted beginning at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home, with Dennis Makins and Mike Dorris officiating. Interment is at Williamson Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Keith Tomlin, Scott Tomlin, John Maxwell, Steve Sullivan, Danny Reed and Roy Cockrill. Honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren, Larry and Carla Noe, Randy and Hazel Carter, Channing and Sue Workman, Mildred Tenpenny and John Kinnie.
Memorials may be made to Berry’s Chapel Church of Christ Family Care Fund.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at WILLIAMSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 615 794-2289.