Stephen Clark Tomlinson
Departed in Jacksonville, Florida on January 8, 2018
Stephen Clark Tomlinson was born in Williamsport, PA on August 16, 1949. He lived briefly in Hastings, Michigan before moving to Melbourne Beach in 1959. He was a 1967 graduate of Melbourne High School where he was a member of the Junior Civitan Club and was voted Best All Around by his classmates with his life-long friend Nancy Black Fowler. Growing up in Melbourne he and his friends and family spent happy times on the Indian River Lagoon water skiing, crabbing, shrimping and fishing. He also collected shards of Indian Pottery and shells which will be donated to the Indian River Lagoon House. He loved to surf fish, swim, and surf on the Atlantic Ocean. Most of all he enjoyed fishing with his son Jason He was a member of the Melbourne Chapter of DeMolay. He attended USF and the University of Florida. For a time he was a real estate salesman and an appraiser in Melbourne. His true calling was as a restoration craftsman, and he occasionally built beautiful china cabinets, bookshelves, and decks for clients and friends. Stephen was dedicated to his Christian faith. As a student of history he was a Civil War buff. He enjoyed music and playing his guitar. Stephen was predeceased by his parents T. R. and Dorothy Tomlinson. He is survived by his brothers, Terry (Deborah) Tomlinson and Jeff Tomlinson, his sister Jan Tomlinson Smith (Earl) and his son Jason Goodwin (Lois), two grandchildren Aiden and Finn and several nieces and nephews. He died on January 8, 2018 at his home in Jacksonville. A celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, April 26 at 2:00 p.m. at the Brownlie-Maxwell Chapel. The family would like to thank Greg Maxwell for his kindness. In his memory donations may be given to the Indian River Lagoon House or the Shriners Hospital for Children, Tampa, Florida or a charity of your choice.