Robert Lee Tomlinson
Sep 29, 1939 – Apr 27, 2017
Robert was born in Clarion, Iowa, then moved to Jefferson. After graduating from Jefferson H.S., he served in the U.S. Army and then began a 42-year career with the Union Pacific Railroad. On retirement, Robert and Barbara Ann moved to Texas in 2004.
Robert’s hobbies included racing homing pigeons, playing hearts, and cheering on the University of Nebraska football team. He served as Executive Vice-President of the American Racing Pigeon Union and President of Texas Hill Country RPC. He loved traveling with his wife, children, and grandchildren. All will miss his sense of humor and sage advice. He attended Bulverde United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Opal; father, Gene; sister, Faith; and brother, Wayne. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Ann; brothers, Clair and Gary; sister, Marlene; children: Lisa, Charles, Rachel, Burt, Pam, Mike, and Sandy; 13 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 9th from 5pm to 7pm at the Bel Air Chapel, 12100 W. Center Rd. SERVICES Wednesday, May 10th at 11am at the Bel Air Chapel. Interment, Evergreen Memorial Park with military honors by Benson VFW Post 2503. Memorials are suggested to: Texas Hill Country Invitational Racing Pigeon Club, 30889 Olympus, Bulverde, Texas 78163.