In Memory

Tommy F Tumbelty

Tommy F Tumbelty

January 11, 1951 - December 26, 1974

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Chapel of Hardage-Kraus Southside Funeral Home, 4115 Hendricks Ave., the Rev. Harold K. Huggan officiating. Burial will be in Mandarin Cemetery. Mr. Tumbelty, of 1203 Condor Drvie, died Thursday after a brief illness. He had resided in Jacksonville most of his life and was a graduate of Wolfson High School. On May 7th, 1972, he was injured in a swmming accident, leaving him a quadriplegic. He was a Bookkeeper with the Beauclerc Assoc. and American Alarm Co. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Tumbelty, three sisters, Mrs. Ann Stroud, Miss Patricia C. and Miss Shirley T. Tumbelty, three brothers, John E. Tumbelty, Doug Owen and Russell Owen, all of Jacksonville; maternal grandmother Mrs. Frances Johnson, St. Augustine; maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. G.H. McConners, Bradenton, Fla; and several aunts and uncles, and a nephew Michael Stroud. Honory pallbearers will be Pat McGovern, Ernest Boada, Eddy Jackson, Danny Butler, Sam VanOyne, Marty Delamonte, Jerry Johnson, Ronny Butler and Jimmy Butler, John McDermotte, Gerry Tucker, Melvin and Mike Fletcher. Active [bearers]: Josh Sheppard, Mike Weaver, Billy Sheppard, Greg Hoffman, Orto Hogan, James Bridges, Barlow Curran. To his many friends, love, especially to the Cathedral Health and Rehabilition Center. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Cathedral Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Florida Times-Union - 28 Dec 1974

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01/04/10 09:04 AM #1    

Robert Wilbur Childs

Tommy was one of the happiest people in the world. Didn't take much to make him that way. He was a fantastic athelete and surfer. Spent many days and nights at ponte vedra beach. They had an ice cream truck down there for a while but all of us guys ate all the profits. Tommy broke his neck in an accident at the suwannee river. Was paralized. Think of him and his brother Johnny (shine) often. Those two and his parents were a large part of all members of the mandrin moffia teenage years-Years that are gone but will never be forgotten

06/01/10 05:50 PM #2    

Janet Elaine Jones (Scott)

I also remember Tommy from the Mandarin area.  I hated riding the school bus to school and I remember seeing Tommy and his group of friends passing the bus and then being at school in the parking lot in a real car!  My mom insisted I ride the bus and Tommy even offered me a ride once and a while...but never could accept.

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