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 PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 30, 2011

 

 Elbert More Tompkins

 April 12, 1927 – November 23, 2011

 

Elbert More Tompkins, 84, of Knightstown, died Nov. 23.

He was born April 12, 1927, in Jabez, Ky., a son of the late Estust and Allie McGowan Tompkins.

Mr. Tompkins was a U.S. Army veteran and a retired truck driver. He attended the Church of the Nazarene. He was an avid bowler.

Survivors include his sons, Ronnie (wife, Sye) Tompkins of Knightstown and Johnny Tompkins of Springfield; three grandchildren; one sister, Renia Goben of Florida; one brother, Marshall (wife, Vera) Tompkins of Fortville; stepson Danny Baker of Knightstown; sister-in-law Dolly Tompkins of Kennard; two aunts, Sylvia Tompkins of Jabez, Ky. and Theria Tompkins of Indiana; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Tompkins; one sister, May Cash; and four brothers, Carlie, John, Rufus and Travis Tompkins.

Visitation and funeral services were Nov. 28 at Somerset Undertaking Co. & Crematory in Somerset, Ky. with Dan Jones officiating and military honors performed by American Legion Post #38. Burial followed at Mill Springs National Cemetery in Nancy, Ky.