Raymond Alford Tomlin, 91, passed away December 22, 2017 in Mineral Wells along with his wife Cordelia Arnold Tomlin, 86, who passed away December 28, 2017.
Raymond was born May 11,1926 in Walnut Grove to Aubrey and Faye Rollins Tomlin. He married Cordelia Arnold on July 4, 1947 in Tyler. He had lived in Mineral Wells for the past 5 years and in Weatherford prior to that. He served as an Ordained Bishop in the Church of God for over 60 years. He pastored COG congregations in Hastings, Nebraska; Canon City, Colorado; Freedom (Emory), TX; Slaton, TX; Plainview, TX; Brownfield, TX; Kilgore, TX; and Whitehouse, TX. He was also State Evangelist for the Churches of God in Texas on three different occasions as well. He was a WWII Veteran of the US Army.
Their service is 2PM Friday, December 29, 2017 at the Cottle Funeral Home Chapel in Troup. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
He is survived by children, Raymond Lee and wife Debbie Tomlin of Lubbock, Martin and wife Rosalinda Tomlin of Helotes, Sharon Walker of Pennington, and Jerrel and wife Melinda Tomlin of Mineral Wells; grandchildren, Leslie, Carrie, Melissa, Jerry, Taylor, Martin Dean, and Analissa; numerous great grandchildren; sister, Ruby Zardiackas of Caldwell, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Ray, Rayburn, Reba, Roy, and Richard; and grandson, Tracy Tomlin.