David Gibbins Tompkins

May 28, 1985December 11, 2012

Spc. David Gibbins Tompkins, 27, of Norman was received by the Lord on Tuesday, December 11, 2012. David was born May 28, 1985 in Denton, TX to Flake Gib Tompkins and Sharon C. Tompkins. He graduated from Norman North High School in 2004 and earned his Journeyman’s License in 2012. David lived his life in Norman where he joined the Oklahoma National Guard in 2009. He had recently returned from a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan in support Operation Enduring Freedom with C CO 1/179 INF 45th Infantry Division. An avid motorcycle enthusiast, David rode with the motorcycle group Freedom Riders, a biker crew comprised entirely of veterans of the war in Afghanistan. David was also a long time employee of A-1 Electric, Heat, and Air where he worked with his best friend Kyle Beneventi and many others who were like a second family to him, including owner Steve Nievar who referred to David as a “second son.” His interests and hobbies were many and varied. Over the course of his life he was involved in the Jr. Circuit Rodeo earning a 1st place buckle in bareback riding. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and weight lifting. He trained for a time as an MMA fighter competing in several professional fights. David is preceded in death by his grandparents Frances Gibbins Tompkins and Flake H. Tompkins of Midland, TX, and an uncle Alan Foreman of Norman. He is survived by his father Flake Gib Tompkins of Portales, NM; mother Sharon C. Tompkins of Norman; sisters Trisha Michelle Tompkins and Ashley Nicole Rogers and husband Lt. Jeffrey Niles Rogers; grandparents Ramon R. Foreman, Barbara M. Slenker, and Nancy G. Foreman; aunts and uncles Joseph and Myriam Tompkins, Tami Tompkins, Kae Tompkins-Eichler, Angela and Burgess Stengl, and David and Marikka Foreman; cousins Sasha Tompkins, Jorome Tompkins, Grace Tompkins, Jimmy Tompkins, Samantha Villa, Megan Eichler, Michael Eichler, Matthew Eichler, Susan and Juan Salamanca, Shara and Eric Turner, Kyle Stengl, Joshua and Heather Foreman, Andrew and Karen Foreman, Raymon and Becky Foreman, John Foreman; and seventeen second cousins.


  • Funeral Service Friday, December 14, 2012

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pat murphey

February 2, 2013

Sharon John and I are so very sad and sorry to hear of David death we have always loved you we think of you so very often I would so love to hear from you my phone number is 214 6740278 we live in lewisville tx by the Kids my prayers go with you daily you were like a daughter to us love pat and John Murphey

Kyle Beneventi

January 8, 2013

I miss you my brother. I know that we will meet again one day. I love you

December 20, 2012

Rita, So sorry to hear of your loss, May God Bless you and your family. Sue (Shawn's sister from michigan)

Henryk Zaleski

December 16, 2012

Rest in peace David.

Sommer Prothro

December 16, 2012

You will never be forgotten. We love you David. -The Prothro's

For the Commander, Carroll R. Michaud

December 14, 2012

The Final Salute

“Brothers in Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to SPC David Gibbins Tomkins our Brother in Arms. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for David. And to David it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for his service in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and for the selfless sacrifices he made for his country while serving with the U.S. Army. No greater love and patriotism is shown than a man dedicate his life in service to his country. David, you are a brave Army Warrior and a true Patriot. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the 1,261 military veteran Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion in Shreveport, Louisiana, I extend our sympathies and our condolences to David's family and loved ones.

Stephen J. Lavery, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 S. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109

Ronnie & Pattie Schulz

December 14, 2012

Guys even though Pattie and I did not know him well, we always enjoied his laugh everytime we saw him with his family.
Rest in Pease my Brother