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William Gregory Tompkins
(December 11, 1946 - February 26, 2019)

Funeral services for William Gregory Tompkins of Kilmichael will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 1, at Poplar
Springs Church near Kilmichael, with Mr. Nathan Wright and Rev. Brad Herod officiating.  Burial will follow in the church
cemetery, with military honors at graveside.

Visitation will be Thursday, February 28, from 4:30 until 7:30 p.m., at Oliver Funeral Home; and Friday, March 1, from
10:00 a.m. until service time, at the church.

Pallbearers are Billy Dunser, Jon Hovater, Wesley Beardain, Jeremy Beardain, Darrell Surrette, Nicholas Thomas,
Tony Hancock, and Jeff Tompkins.  Honorary pallbearers are Tony Thomas, Hurschel Braswell, Billy Wells, Clinton
Tompkins, Mike Tompkins, Paul Tompkins, Jimmy Tompkins, Danny Tompkins, and Terry Thomas.

Mr. Tompkins, 72, died at his home on Tuesday, February 26.  He was born in Kilmichael, Mississippi, on December
11, 1946, to Tommie and Lena Pearl Hancock Tompkins.  He was a retired employee of the U.S. Postal Service and a
U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, where he earned several medals and commendations, including a Purple
Heart, Bronze Star with a V and Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal (2), and Army Commendation Medal.  Mr. Tompkins was a
member of Poplar Springs Church, the American Legion, and the Disabled American Veterans.  His parents preceded
him in death.

Mr. Tompkins is survived by his wife, Barbara Harrison Tompkins of Kilmichael; three daughters, Laura Dunser (Billy)
of Columbus,
Teresa Hovater (Jon) of Olive Branch, and Anna Jenkins of Olive Branch; two sisters, LaFiece Fielder of Winona and
Vicky Beardain of Winona; four grandchildren, Alyssa Hovater, Hanna Jenkins, Zach Jenkins, and Harlin Hovater; and
several nieces and nephews..

Memorial contributions may be made to Poplar Springs Church, 125 Poplar Springs Road, Kilmichael, MS  39747.

Thursday, February 28        4:30 - 7:30 pm
Oliver Funeral Home
Friday, March 1                             10 - 11 am
Poplar Springs Church

Friday, March 1                                   11 am
Poplar Springs Church

Poplar Springs Cemetery
Eugenia Collins

So sorry about Greg. He will be missed by his family and many friends. He was always so friendly when I would see
him. May you find comfort in your many happy memories.

Alice Smith

Lafiece, I am so sorry to hear about your brother. My heart aches for you snd family. My prayers and deepest
sympathies and condolences go out to you and rest of the family! You will continually be in my prayers.
Signed, Alice Smith

Ben & Linda Tharp

Dear Barbara and Girls, Sorry to read of Gregory's passing. You, your girls and their families are in our prayers. We
send our sympathy to each of you

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I want to extend my sympathy to the entire Tompkins family at this sad time in their live may God blessall of you.
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Linda Malone

Praying for your loss to be covered in all of the love he had for family, friends and his military men and women. So
very sorry.

Dennis and Deborah Miller

So very sorry to hear about Greg. He was a good man that will be missed by this community! RIP friend.

Garry and Janice Azbell

So sorry for the loss of a good man and a true patriot. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Lavada L DeLaSalle

My deepest sincere condolences. Gregory will be remembered for smiling face and generosity of sweet remarks that
always was up lifting. The Tompkins family your in my prayers.

Barbara Collins

Lee & I are so sorry to hear about Gregory..May all your wonderful memories comfort you in the days ahead.

Joe Hovater

Barbara and Family: Want to share my condolences with you all for your loss. Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church
has been praying for Greg and your family since he went into the hospital for surgery and has been lifted up in both
mo rning wo rship service as he has been on the prayer list. He was a good husband, father, and grandfather. All of us
will miss him but we can have peace in knowing that we shall see him again some day. God bless you, Laura. Teresa,
Anna, and all the grands. Will continue to remember you in my prayers.

Charles and Brenda Vance

Greg you have been on our prayer list in Sunday school each week

LaVerne Palmertree

Barbara, I am so very sorry for your loss. You and Gregory will always be dear to me. Praying for your comfort in the
difficult days ahead.

Billy and Betty Ferguson

Barbara, we are so sorry that we were unable to be with y'all during this time due to health reasons. We loved and
appreciated Greg very much. He was a wonderful person and a dear friend. You will continue to be in our thoughts
and prayer.
December 11, 1946
February 26, 2019