Danny Patterson Tomlin

Danny Patterson Tomlin, 70, of Center, passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at his residence.


Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 7, 2017, at Providence Missionary Baptist Church in Center with Bro. Charles Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Forbis Cemetery in Shelby County. Visitation will be held prior to the service at Providence Missionary Baptist Church, beginning at 11:00 a.m.


Mr. Tomlin was born February 24, 1947, in Center, to E. A. “Nig” Tomlin and Maxine Anthony Tomlin. He graduated from Center High School. Mr. Tomlin became a self-employed carpenter. One of his proudest accomplishments was being involved in the construction of Providence Missionary Baptist Church in Center, which he was a member for many years. Mr. Tomlin enjoyed hunting and making trips to Colorado. Above all, he cherished the moments he spent being “Poppa” to his grandchildren.


He is survived by

Wife of 51 years: Barbara Graves Tomlin of Center



Anthony Lee Tomlin and wife, Cindy, of Center

David Joshua Tomlin of Center



Alex Tomlin

Blaine Tomlin

Wil Tomlin

Taylor Tomlin



Dianne Tomlin of Nacogdoches

Kathy Tomlin Hagen of Nacogdoches

Jeannette Tomlin Bonner and husband, Randy, of Joaquin

Paula Tomlin Spann and husband, Chuck, of Center

Jim Tomlin and wife, Cathy, of Center


Preceded in death by

Parents: E. A. “Nig” Tomlin and Maxine Anthony Tomlin


Pallbearers will be James Lynn Livingston, Ronny Rudd, Pete Andrews, Ricky Cockrell, Brad Cockrell and David Wheeler.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Wounded Warrior Project by mail (PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517), phone (877.832.6997), or online (www.woundedwarriorproject.org). Also, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital by mail (501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105), phone (800.805.5856) or online (www.stjude.org).