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H.M. ‘Monte’ Tomerlin
H.M. “Monte” Tomerlin, a longtime resident of Floresville, Texas, passed away Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at 9:34 p.m. in his residence in Floresville, at the age of 88 years, 1 month, and 19 days. Monte was born Sept. 24, 1924, in Devine, the son of Jessie Martin and Erie Lucy Butts Tomerlin.
He worked in sales with Capital Cement for many years, and proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy, during World War II and the Korean War. Monte was a Master Mason with the Floresville Masonic Lodge and a member of the St. Mark United Methodist Church in San Antonio.
Monte was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Mary Boyce Mathis Tomerlin; his second wife, Joyce Hill Tomerlin; brother Hubert Tomerlin; and sister Lucille Franke.
He is survived by his best friend, Janice Coley of San Antonio; children Monte D. Tomerlin of Los Angeles, Calif., Ann C. Fletcher and husband James of Elmendorf, Martin B. Tomerlin of San Antonio, Mary A. Brittian of Amarillo, Jo E. McCracken of Arizona, Leisha Mogford and husband David of Canyon, and Billy Hill of San Antonio; siblings Bill Tomerlin and wife Sandy of Mansfield and Joyce Codd of San Antonio; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and friends.
Visitation was held Saturday, Nov. 17, at 9 a.m. with funeral services at 11 a.m. in the Vinyard Funeral Home Chapel in Floresville, officiated by the Rev. Jay Brown.
Interment followed in the Tomerlin Cemetery in Devine.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wilson County Public Library, 1 Library Lane, Floresville, TX 78114.
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