Bobby Joe Tompkins Sr.

Bobby Joe Tompkins Sr.
January 16, 1934 – February 4, 2019
BOWIE – Bobby Joe “B.J.” Tompkins Sr., 85, died on Feb. 4, 2019 in Decatur, TX.
The family received friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 5 at The White Family Funeral Home in Bowie.
A celebration of life will be at 2 p.m. on Feb. 6 at Central Baptist Church in Bowie with Pastor Gregg Shaw officiating.
Burial to follow at Mallard Cemetery, east of Montague.
Tompkins was born on Jan. 16, 1934 in Mallard to Mose and Hattie (Parr) Tompkins. He graduated from Forestburg High School in 1951. He then joined the United States Army. Tompkins was stationed in Germany as a medic and played on the Army’s basketball team abroad.
He worked in field maintenance for Davis Gas in Bowie for more than 40 years. On April 24, 1981 B.J. married Barbara Craddock in Decatur. He was a member of Central Baptist Church since 2002.
He is preceded in death by his parent; sons, Mike and Joey Tompkins; daughter-in-law, Kay Tompkins; two granddaughters, and sister Paula Thomas.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Tompkins, Bowie; children, Sabra Ann Robertson, Bowie and Brad Tompkins, Callisburg; 14 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; brother, Jimmy Dale Tompkins, Nocona; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Arrangements entrusted to The White Family Funeral Home of Bowie.