Edwin Lamar Tomberlin, Jr., 68 of Pope Road, died Friday, April 5, 2013 in a local hospital. A memorial and celebration of life service was held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 13 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 129 South Houston Road, Warner Robins, Georgia 31088, with the Rev. Bill Bagwell officiating and the Rev. Nita Crump of Roberta UMC assisting. Everyone in attendance was asked to join the family at the Uniwattee Corner Lodge, 3390 Avera Road, Roberta, Georgia 31078, after the service for a gathering and sharing. Ashes and wildflower seeds were scattered on Ed’s Field.
Tomberlin was born in Baxley on April 3, 1945 and was the son of the late Edwin Lamar Tomberlin, Sr. and Clarice Carter Tomberlin. He earned his Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech in 1968 and his Masters in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech in 1970. In 1971, Tomberlin founded Avgroup, Inc., a premier global aviation support group. He also served his community as an Assistant Scout Master, a 4-H coach, along with Project Safety and Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program in the 4-H program, and he served as chairman of the Board of Equalization for the Crawford County Tax Commission. Tomberlin was also a member of Roberta United Methodist Church and was a very active church leader throughout his life.
He is survived by his wife, Eve Tomberlin; daughter and son-in-law, Paige Tomberlin Jobe and Ken Jobe; son, Russell Tomberlin and by his grandsons, Jonathan and Thomas Jobe.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Crawford County 4-H, 100 Wright Avenue, Roberta, Georgia 31078, Wounded Warrior Project, Post Office Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675, https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org, or to the Methodist Home for Children and Youth, Post Office Box 2525, Macon Georgia 31003-2525.
Bridges Funeral Home and Crematory in Gray was in charge of the arrangements.