Transcribed and Submitted by:
Lorie A. Everson email@example.com
Published: Published in Lake City Reporter on August 4, 2010
Phillip Yeates "P.Y." Tomberlin, 97, died peacefully on August 3, 2010. Mr. Tomberlin, the son of George Warren
Tomberlin and Mary Richardson Tomberlin, was born in Orange County, Florida, and grew up in North Florida. He
served in the United States Marines, Fourth Division, in the South Pacific islands during World War Two and was
honorably discharged. From 1948 until his retirement in 1972, he worked as a statewide special investigator for
the State Beverage Department of Florida investigating illegal moonshine operations.
In his recreational time, he loved fishing and hunting, listening to WKTZ-FM (Jones College Radio), and spending
time with loved ones at home or on the front porch at the farm. Mr. Tomberlin's brother, Edgar Tomberlin (Rosa Lee),
lives in Lake Panasoffkee, Florida. He was pre-deceased by sisters Lennie Tomberlin and Lucy Lloyd and his son-in-law,
Paul Hall. On June 29, Mr. Tomberlin celebrated the 70th anniversary of his marriage to Monteen Clements Tomberlin,
the love of his life. Their loving children are Phillip "Tip" Tomberlin, Jr., Tallahassee, Florida; and LaMonte "Monte"
Hall, Lake City, Florida; and their beloved granddaughters are Emily Monteen Hall and Bailey Patrice Hall, Lake City,
Florida. In accordance with his wishes, Mr. Tomberlin's life will be celebrated at a family memorial service later in
August at the family farm in Columbia County, with cousin Rev. Isaac McDonald officiating. The family is eternally
grateful for the love, care, and friendship of De Miller and Raymond Davis, who are as close to the Tomberlins as a
daughter and son. The family wishes also to thank River Garden Hebrew Home for the Aged, Senior Helpers of North Coast
Florida, Baptist Medical Center, and N.E. Florida Community Hospice/Hadlow Center for their medical, rehabilitative,
and supervisory care and comfort. Mr. Tomberlin loved children and had an abiding interest in protecting Florida's lands
and waterways. Those wishing to make a gift in Mr. Tomberlin's memory may do so to their favorite charity; to Wolfson
Children's Hospital, 800 Prudential Drive, Jacksonville FL 32207; or to 1000 Friends of Florida, 926 East Park Avenue,
Tallahassee FL 32314.
Arrangements are by
Funeral Home, 4115 Hendricks Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32207.
Transcriber's Note: His father was from Irwin County, GA.