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May 31, 1931 - October 28, 2021
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Rena Virginia Dooley Tomlinson, 90, of Big Island, passed away on Thursday, October 28, 2021. She was born in Bedford County on May 31, 1931. A daughter of the late, Charlie Foutz and Nannie Nancy Roberta Garrett. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack White Tomlinson.
Rena was a member of Sedalia Baptist Church. She loved helping others and was known for her kindness to anyone in a time of need. She enjoyed the outdoors while gardening and working with flowers. She was also a wonderful cook who loved fellowship with her family, friends, and her beloved pets.
Rena was survived by her two sons, Gary Tomlinson and Glenn Tomlinson and his wife, Valerie; two grandchildren, Carrie Tomlinson England and her husband, Chris, and Christopher Glenn Tomlinson; one great-granddaughter, Caleigh Cash Tomlinson. Also surviving are many friends throughout the community.
For those wishing to make memorial contributions in Rena’s memory please consider, Big Island Emergency Crew or Big Island Fire Department.
A graveside service and celebration of Rena’s life will be conducted at 2:00pm on Monday, November 1, 2021, at Oakwood Cemetery with Les Whealton officiating. To send condolences online please visit tharpfuneralhome.com. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford is assisting the family.