Traverse City Record-Eagle


December 26, 2013

Timothy Tompkins Died Dec. 22, 2013

LAKE LEELANAU — Timothy Tompkins, 64, of Lake Leelanau, died suddenly at home on Dec. 22, 2013. He was born in Jackson, Mich., on Dec. 19, 1949, the son of George and Paloma (Phillips) Tompkins.

Timothy earned his Master’s Degree and worked for over 21 years at Elk Rapids Engineering. He was a faithful member of Compassionate Friends, loved playing the bass guitar and making people laugh. He was a friend to all and loved his animals. His grandchildren were his world.

Timothy is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Patti (Smith) Tompkins. He was her best friend and rock. He is also survived by his children, Jessica Tompkins, and Lindsey (Matthew) Hale; grandchildren, Elijah and Isaac Berg, Pearl and Erinn Hale; mother, Paloma Tompkins; eight siblings; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Erinn Tompkins; and father, George Tompkins.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 28, at noon, with visitation one hour prior, at Covell Funeral Home in Traverse City. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Northwestern Bank, P.O. Box 828, Leland, MI 49654. Please share your fond memories and condolences at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home of Traverse City.

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