Charles Thomas "Killer" Tomlinson, 67, of Lebanon, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 25.
A member of Immanuel Baptist Church, he began his career in law enforcement in 1973, serving 43 years in several capacities including chief deputy for the Wilson County Sheriff's Department and chief of police for the Lebanon Police Department.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, Jan. 29, at 3 p.m., in the Immanuel Baptist Church with Pastor John Hunn, Bro. Donald Owens, Carl Jones and Terry Ashe officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, Jan. 28, from 1 until 6 p.m. in the Partlow Funeral Chapel and again on Sunday from 1:30 until 3 p.m. at the church. Interment will follow in the Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Terry Ashe, Mike Barbee, David Bates, Larry Bowman, Gary Mac Foster, Eugene McGee, Ruby Oliver and Phil Tomerlin. Honorary pallbearers will be the Wilson County Sheriff's Department, the Lebanon Police Department and the Carl Jones Sunday School Class.
Mr. Tomlinson is survived by beloved wife of 48 years, Joyce Tisdale Tomlinson; daughter, Alyson (Geoff) Atchley; cherished only grandchild and treasured namesake, Charley Atchley; mother, Aline Tomlinson; mother-in-law, Ruby Tisdale; brother, Jim (Sharon) Tomlinson; sisters, Jewell (Dave) Annable and Fran Planicka; nieces and nephews, Jill (Robert) Crouch and family, John Annable, Tim Planicka, Amy Tomlinson, Macie Tomlinson and Gavin Tomlinson; and special relatives, Brandi, Eugene and Lauren McGee.
He was preceded in death by father, Ewing Tomlinson; aunt, Viola Smith; father-in-law, Hershel Tisdale; brother-in-law, Wayne Tisdale; and nephew, Clint Tomlinson.
The family would like to express their special thanks to Dr. McKinney and staff, Dr. Peyton and staff at Tennessee Oncology, the staff at Quality Care Healthcare and the nurses and staff at Tennova Hospital.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be given to Sherry's Run (Clint's Crusaders team) or the building fund at Immanuel Baptist Church.
Arrangements are in the care of Partlow Funeral Chapel.