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B.G. “Buddy” Tomlinson Sr.

B.G. “Buddy” Tomlinson Sr., 93, of Groves, Texas passed away Saturday, February 22, 2020 at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas.

He was born February 10, 1927 in Port Arthur, Texas to Jesse James Tomlinson and Maud Marie Hawkins Tomlinson.

Buddy proudly served his country in the United States Navy during World War II and in the United States Marine Corp following the war.

He had lived in Groves for 70 years and was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the Radio Control Airplane Group “Oily Birds.”

Buddy retired as an operator from Texaco after 32 years of service.

He was also the owner of Tomlinson T.V. for over 40 years.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, February 27, 2020 at Immaculate Conception Church with Reverend J.C. Coon and Monsignor Kenneth Greig officiating.

Burial will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery.

A visitation for family and friends will be Wednesday evening at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a rosary service to begin at 6:00 p.m.

Buddy was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Virginia Tomlinson and his son, Dale Allen Tomlinson.

He is survived by two sons, B.G. Tomlinson, Jr. and wife Liz and Mark Steven Tomlinson and wife Carol, six grandchildren, Stephanie Coley, Marcus Tomlinson, Rebecca Sanders, Mark Steven Tomlinson, Jr., Carrie Lynn Hebert and Melissa Tomlinson, and eight great grandchildren.