Thomas C. Tompkins passed away peacefully on June 13, 2018, with the love of his life, Patty, at his side.
He was born in Detroit, Michigan, on June 19, 1936 to parents Marjorie and Leonard Tompkins.
Tom proudly served in the military, three years Army (enlisted) and 21 years in the Air Force, where he retired as a major.
Married twice before, he hit the jackpot when he married his third wife, the “brat,” Patty.
Tom was an active golfer for more than 50 years.
For the past three years he volunteered at CHI Franciscan Health Cancer Center in Poulsbo when he wasn’t being treated as a patient. Tom always had a joke to share and remained positive and upbeat even after being diagnosed with Stage 3A lung cancer in 2015.
Tom is survived by his wife, Patty, her daughters, Megan and Mallory Mihara; daughter Kelly Trumble (Matt) and grandson Benjamin; son Ross Tompkins (Liz) and granddaughter Amber Martin (Nick); step-daughter Karen McClelland (Dave) and grandson Lewis.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 15 at Grace Episcopal Church, 8595 NE Day Road East, Bainbridge Island with full military honors presented.