Wayne Clifton Tomlin

November 11, 1942December 4, 2018
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Wayne Clifton Tomlin, 76, passed away peacefully on December 4, 2018.

Mr. Tomlin was born in Lynchburg, VA and resided in Virginia Beach for more than 40 years. He retired after 35 years of service as owner of Tomlin’s Drywall Company in Virginia Beach.

Survivors include his son Mark Tomlin and wife Andrea, daughter Hope Davis and husband Raymond, distant son Wayne Tomlin, Jr. and wife Jennifer; 8 grandchildren Raechel Tomlin, Jason Tomlin, Amanda Meese-Wood, Linda Davis, Dustin Davis, McKenzie Tomlin, Zachary Tomlin and Skylar Tomlin; 1 brother and 1 sister out of town.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 2:00 p.m. at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home with visitation 1 hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Rosewood Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to JBJ Soul Foundation at


12 December


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

12 December

A Celebration of Life

2:00 pm

Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home

601 N Witchduck Rd
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462

12 December


Rosewood Memorial Park

631 N. Witchduck Road
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462


Wayne Clifton Tomlin

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Brian and Tonya Boulier

December 11, 2018

The last time I brought a McDonald's sandwich over for breakfast and Wayne made coffee he said he needed to rest after 15 minutes; the previous breakfast date lasted four hours.............
Tonya and I will miss Wayne more than I can aptly describe. Whether over coffee in the AM or an occasional adult beverage in the PM or working together on a project (at our house) Wayne was always kind, thoughtful, cheerful and had the darnedest sense of humor that kept you on your toes. Was he kidding or not?
Tonya and I were fortunate to meet Wayne when she went on a caribbean cruise about a decade ago. Both were early risers and their coffee conversations on family, friends and love of life resulted in our close bond.
Wayne was a special man and God knows we are going to miss him.

Amanda Wood

December 10, 2018

You will forever be in my heart. Thank you for every thing you had ever done for me. Through all the crazy mess, you were there. Forever and always.. miss you and love you..

Clare Boone

December 9, 2018

Wayne, you came into my life and shared with me special times, trips and friends. I will remember all the great adventures and most of all your big heart and that special smile. Remembering always, Clare

Victoria Towne

December 8, 2018

I was very sorry to hear of Mr. Tomlin's passing.
Wayne was always very good to our family. He was a kind soul; always had a funny story or joke to tell. Wayne was a gentleman and would go out of his way to make me feel welcomed and appreciated and was a gracious host- he would invite me and my family over to his house when we were in town. Wayne's love of children was evident; he was very good with small children- not just his own grandchildren, including my niece and nephew, Raechel and Jason, but my children as well.
I've known Mr. Tomlin for about thirty years and I can hear his distinct voice echoing in my head as I write this. I know he will be dearly missed by his family and all who knew him, myself included.

Rest in peace, Kind Sir.

Victoria Towne

Debbie Burch

December 8, 2018

Wish we’d met you sooner. Loved our conversations and will miss seeing you!

Rob and Debbie Burch

Mark Tomlin

December 7, 2018

As a toddler I was petrified of dogs, so you gave me the first lesson in life of facing your fears in the eye. You gave me my first dog and taught me how not to be afraid of the unknown. You have always been there for me night and day anytime for any situation without question or hesitation. I will miss our talks, lunches, dinners, and our coffees and endless hours of chatting away. No matter how many times you told your stories over and over. They will be missed. I will especially miss all of our times off shore fishing for tuna and marlin and spending endless hours out in the open ocean with you. As a child I was asked by some of your employees, “Why am I not at home playing, its summer vacation?” I would proudly say, “I had rather be out here with my Dad on his job sites than at home without him “.
You have been my guidance, my foundation, my mentor, a friend, shoulder to lean on, and the most loving father I could ever ask for. I have always been so proud of you. For the endless weeks you were in the hospital, Atlantic Shores, and then when I got you home, I have been with you every day after I got off work in the early afternoons till late at night. You would always state you didn’t want to be a burden on me. I always told you I’m here for you, and you have never been a burden. I am here because I love you and I want to be here to take care of you. You kept pushing me to go home so I could tend to my own family and responsibilities, stop being silly, you are my family. I will miss bringing you your daily cup of black coffee with two sugars.
I have so much support from my loving wife, my two children and even my dog. With all the support I could ever ask for, I am now so so sad and lonely in the afternoons and evenings now that you are in a better place. You always told me it takes time to heal, I will be waiting for that time. Dad, till we meet again, I know you will save me a “Seat Next To You”. Your proud and loving son, Mark.

Renee Tomlin Haaland

December 7, 2018

I remember all the times with you & your family growing up. Give my daddy big hugs for me. I love you & will miss you. May you R.I.P. Uncle Wayne.

Ricky Macaranas

December 6, 2018

It's really hard to believe you have left. We've known each other more than twenty years and through all the times we spent together you have always been my pal, my friend , my mentor but most of all, a great inspiration. I learned so much from you my brother. I'll never forget those words"let me show you something" when you're getting ready to explain something to me. I listened. Thank you my dear friend. May you rest in peace.

Andrea Tomlin

December 6, 2018

Pops, we love you so much. It is still hard to believe you are no longer here with us. You meant the world to our family and you truly were a wonderful father, grandfather and friend to everyone you touched with your presence. I will miss our talks, sharing recipes, lunches, gardening, barbecues, and just seeing your smile. Know that we will always keep you close to our hearts. Raechel, Jason, Mark, and I love you so much. You were strong to the very end, but now you can rest and be at peace with the Lord. Say hello to my father and I will see you again one day. We love you. Love Andrea