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Randy David Tomlinson of Mesquite, Tx passed away on August 16, 2021. He was born on August 9, 1950.
Randy was born in Sulphur Springs Texas and grew up in the Pleasant Grove section of Dallas, attended Ascher Silberstein Elementary, JB Hood Jr High and graduated from WW Samuel High School in 1968. He was always proud to be called a “Grove Rat” but never forgot his love of living in the country.
He grew up idolizing Hop Along Cassidy and playing at being a cowboy. As a youth Randy played baseball and basketball for Trinity Baptist RA’s and Football for WW Samuel.
He married Christy Jones on April 17, 1982. They had many fun adventures over the years traveling in their RV with their grandchildren. He also enjoyed watching his grandson Carter and his teammates play baseball.
Randy worked in the automotive parts industry for 20 years and then went to work as a mail carrier for the post office in 1996 and retired in 2006.
Randy could almost always be found holding court in the mornings at his favorite breakfast hang out, where he was affectionately known as the “Mayor of Whataburger”. Randy spent his free time working on cars, reading Louis L’Amour, watching John Wayne movies, and playing card games with family and friends. He shared the love of the game of baseball with his grandson Carter and would spend hours watching him play and coaching from the stands. He could always be found surrounded by his beloved dogs.
Randy was known as being the life of the party and a man you could always count on no matter the situation. He will be deeply missed.
Preceded in death by his father Warren Tomlinson.
Survived by wife of 39 years, Crystal (Christy) Jones Tomlinson, son Billy Tomlinson, daughters Randi Dawn Tomlinson, Caycee Tomlinson and grandchildren Tabitha Rader and Carter Tomlinson, mother Margrette Tomlinson, brothers and sisters in law, Ron and Dorothy Tomlinson, Roger and Dawn Tomlinson, Robert and Ann Tomlinson, sister Linda Siggers and numerous nieces and nephews.