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Robert Lee Tomlinson

Obituary for Robert Lee Tomlinson

September 29, 1939 - April 27, 2017
San Antonio, Texas | Age 77


Robert was born in Clarion, Iowa then moved to Jefferson. He graduated Jefferson HS then served in the US Army. He then had a 42-year career with the Union Pacific Railroad. On retirement Robert and Barbara Ann moved to Texas in 2004.

Robert's hobbies included racing homing pigeons, playing hearts and cheering on the University of Nebraska football team. He served as Executive Vice-President of the American Racing Pigeon Union and president of Texas Hill Country RPC. He loved traveling with his wife, children, and grandchildren. All will miss his sense of humor and sage advice. He attended Bulverde United Methodist Church. His Mother Opal, Father Gene, Sister Faith, and Brother Wayne preceded him in death. He is survived by his Wife, Barbara Ann; Brothers, Clair and Gary; Sister, Marlene; Children: Lisa, Charles, Rachel, Burt, Pam, Mike, Sandy; 13 Grandchildren, and 8 Great-Grandchildren.

Viewing on Wednesday, May 3 at Porter Loring Mortuary North (1604 at Gold Canyon) from 6-8 pm. His funeral will be at Bulverde United Methodist Church on Thursday, May 4 at 11:00, followed by a luncheon. Interment will be in Omaha, Nebraska.

Memorial contributions may be made to:
Texas Hill Country Invitational Racing Pigeon Club
30889 Olympus
Bulverde, TX 78163


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