William Dean Tomlinson, 75, of Etowah, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 29, 2021 at his residence. He was born in Bartow, FL to the late Roy and Margaret Tomlinson. Before settling in Etowah, NC, he previously resided in St. Petersburg, FL and Haywood County, NC.
Dean graduated from the University of South Florida and was a veteran of the United States Navy. Before retirement, he worked for the North Carolina State Employee Services. He was an active member of Horse Shoe First Baptist Church, serving in numerous ministry programs, a community volunteer in Riverwind Retirement Community, and a volunteer for Red Cross Blood Drives.
He dearly loved all his family. He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Patricia McGrady Tomlinson; son, Donovan Tomlinson and his wife Lori of Tampa, FL; grandchild, Avery Ross Tomlinson; step granddaughters, Julie-Joy, Lillian, Jenna, and Caroline Dale, and Alexa Isaac; step grandsons; Ian Dale and Sami Isaac, and sister Sue Spires and husband Jerry of Cape Coral, FL.
The family will receive visitors on Saturday, April 3, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Horse Shoe First Baptist Church located at 5050 Brevard Road, Horse Shoe, NC 28742.