We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Laird Funeral Home
Arthur Leon Tompkins was born in Baytown, Texas on January 4, 1941. He joined the US Navy and honorably served his country. Arthur was a simple man who loved his family more than life itself. His story began when he was visiting his nephew, which he did often. There was a young lady who worked there, and the moment Irene saw him, she was smitten. It was such a relief when she knew he felt the same way. Arthur and Irene spent a few months courting and then were joined together as husband and wife. Their blended family became the center of their world and they loved their children and each other for the next 44 years. Irene was his best friend and he valued every moment he had with her. They enjoyed traveling and riding their motorcycle to many of their favorite places. They were a great partner to each other and shared the same values. Arthur was a hard worker and made sure Irene and the kids took priority. During the more than 65 years working as a landman, he made many friends and kept in touch with most of them. Arthur will be missed by those closest to him but his legacy of superb values and hardwork, dedication and loyalty.
Mr. Tompkins is survived by his wife, Irene Tompkins of Mt. Enterprise; children, Johnny & Tina Taylor, Kimberly & Randy Potter, Larry Tompkins and Narlen Tompkins; grandchildren and great grandchildren, Kristen Bailey & family, Zachary Taylor & family, Joey Deselle & family and Kayla Sawyer & family.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Thebie Tompkins; son, Arthur Leon Tompkins, Jr; grandson, Johnny Ray Taylor, Jr.; brothers, Eugene Tompkins and Lloyd Tompkins and a nephew, Tommy Gene Tompkins.
Services will be scheduled at a later date.