Melville LeRoy Tomkinson

11/30/1925 ~ 8/15/2018

TomkinsonRoyBIGMelville LeRoy Tomkinson, (Roy), 92, returned to his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 in the Fillmore Hospital. Roy was born November 30, 1925 to Melville Alexander and Nona Call Tomkinson on the family farm in Flowell, UT where he learned to work hard, be dependable and get along with what he had.
Roy graduated from Millard High School in 1944 and was drafted into the Army where he served in the Phillipines and Guam. He married his sweetheart, Gloria Swallow in the Manti Temple November 30, 1948.
Roy served in the community as County Assessor, Fillmore City Treasurer, member of the Jeep Posse, and Water Master after he helped establish the Fillmore Water Users Association. He owned and operated Tomkinson Distributing in Millard County for many years—delivering Meadow Gold, Wonder Bread, Hostess and Clover Club products. He was active in the LDS church his whole life. He received the Silver Beaver award for his dedicated service to the Boy Scouts of America both as Scout Master and on a District Level. Roy and Gloria served in the Manti Temple for 24 years, the last 16 of which Roy was a Sealer. Roy & Gloria served an 18 month mission in Cape Town, South Africa. Roy served as a Family History Consultant for many years and loved finding names of relatives and doing their temple work. Roy sealed many of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, which was a highlight of his life.
Roy is survived by his eternal sweetheart, Gloria, Larry (Janice)–Provo, Wanda (Del) Despain–Hurricane, Dan (Carole)–Orem, Maria (Robert) Reidhead–Fillmore, Michael (Linda)–West Jordan, 25 grandchildren and 63 great grand children. Their family tree boasts 123 with 2 more on the way! Also survived by his brother, Don (Ilena)–Hurricane. Preceeded in death by his parents; brothers Howard, Max and Fred Tomkinson; sister Remola Tomkinson; son Doyle Roy Tomkinson; daughter-in-law Terry Tomkinson.
Funeral services will be held at the Fillmore First/Fourth Ward Church (250 E 500 S). Viewings Friday, August 24 6:00-8:00 p.m. And Saturday, August 25 10:00-11:30. Funeral will be at 12:00 noon under the direction of Rasmussen Mortuary. Internment will be at the Fillmore City Cemetery with military rites provided by the American Legion and Utah National Guard.
The family would like to express gratitude to all the Doctors, Nurses, Hospice and Staff at the Fillmore Clinic and Hospital for all the kindness and loving care provided through the years, and especially the last 2 weeks. He loved you all so much.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the General Missionary Fund of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

5 Responses to “Melville LeRoy Tomkinson”

  1. How sad to hear of dad’s passing but at the same time, he is no longer suffering and returned to our Heavenly Fathers Kingdom. He will be missed. May God continue to bless and comfort you all. Love and much care from a far.

  2. Mark Roe Wood says:

    Roy was a great man and touched my life a long time ago. I am sorry for the physical loss but I know is in a place he will love. I was in Fillmore 1988 to 1998 and Roy was a very gentle and caring man.

  3. Connie Ames says:

    To Gloria and family: My mom was Louise Johansen, who had a deep love for you and your husband. I’m sure that she is happy to see him again. May you be blessed and comforted until you are reunited. You have many wonderful memories to carry you through these next few years. I was happy to see the comment from Orlinda Platero. I didn’t know that she had lived with you. She was such a beautiful girl. Her brothers (Andy & Andrew) lived with Terry and I for some time. I often think about them and wonder where & how they are. May God bless you.

  4. Scotty Jenkins says:

    Roy was a great neighbor that showed so much love and kindness to me. He always took the time to say hi and chat on his walk to the post office. I will miss him.
    Scotty Jenkins

  5. Kent Dalton says:

    So sorry to hear of Roy’s passing. He was a great asset to his family as well as Fillmore with his family, civic, political, religious and community service. I enjoyed working with Roy on several projects. Roy helped me greatly before and after the passing of my wife, Sharon. Roy never complained, but I understand the past number of years has not been easy for him. He will be Greatly Missed.