Tomlinson, John Wesley Age 67, of Cocoa, Florida passed away on Sunday, February 3, 2019. He was born in Columbia City, Indiana to John and Martha (Wilkins) Tomlinson .
John graduated from Churubusco High School in 1969. The day after graduation, he began working at GTE/Verizon as a switching services technician. He attended several training classes in Texas and California and mastered his position in a short time. After 20 years, he was offered a tremendous raise and promoted to management, though he did not have a college education. He retired after a 32 year career. After retirement, John began working as a handyman with a golf friend of his. There was not much he could not fix.
John loved golf and bowling, once bowing a coveted 300 game. He also loved fishing, camping, hunting and morel mushrooms in the woods at his mother’s house. Among his other passions were woodworking, building things, gardening in his flower and vegetable gardens. His latest accomplishment was his beautiful Florida flower gardens. He was a member of a gardening group, Your Yard or Mine of Central Florida, where he made several friends. He enjoyed learning and sharing his passion for gardening. He enjoyed painting and drawing. His paintings were sometimes featured at showings and were often sold or given to friends and family.
John was preceded in death by his parents and his brother David Bradley Tomlinson.
He is survived by his wife Wendy M. (Schoenberger) Tomlinson, whom he married on September 2, 2005; daughter, Angela Marie Tomlinson, sons, Joshua Gregory Tomlinson, Lance Wesley (Jessica Sciortino) Tomlinson and Sean Michael Tomlinson; granddaughter, Zoey Louise Tomlinson; brothers, Stephen (Diane Bockey Casper) Tomlinson and James (Susan Foltz) Tomlinson; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved dogs Buster and Coco.
A Celebration of Life is being planned in Indiana sometime this fall. Details will be shared through family and Facebook once finalized with the family.
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