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Donnie Bruce Tomes

February 28, 1949 — May 13, 2023

Donnie Bruce Tomes

Donnie Bruce Tomes

1949 - 2023

Donnie Bruce Tomes, age 74 of Big Reedy departed this life with his family by his side on Saturday, May 13, 2023 at The Hospice House in Bowling Green. The Edmonson County native was born on February 28, 1949 to the late Emery Sherman and Dorothy Huff Tomes. He was married to his best friend of fifty-two years, Gail Stice Tomes, who survives.

Donnie was saved as a 10-year-old boy at Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church, where he became an elder in 1974 and remained a faithful member. He was a 1966 graduate of Edmonson County High School. Donnie served in the United States Army from 1968-1970 where he received three medals for his time served in Vietnam.

Donnie held several occupations throughout his years, but he was most proud of and passionate about being a farmer on his family's farm in Big Reedy.

Besides his wife, Gail, he leaves to honor her memory— his daughters, Leah Dawn Geary (John) and Courtney Layne Clark (Curt) of Big Reedy; five grandchildren, Noah Geary, Isaac Geary, Abigail Geary, Caleb Geary and Cooper Clark; two siblings, Dwight Tomes (Jayne) of Iowa and Letha Drury (Mike) of Versailles, along with many other family and friends.

Interment will be in Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Church or Hospice of Southern Kentucky.

VISITATION

1—7 PM, Wednesday, May 17, 2023

9AM– 1:30 PM, Thursday, May 18, 2023

Patton Funeral Home Brownsville Chapel

FUNERAL SERVICE

2 PM, Thursday, May 18, 2023

Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church

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Visitation

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

1:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Patton Funeral Home Brownsville Chapel

504 Washington St, Brownsville, KY 42210

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Visitation

Thursday, May 18, 2023

9:00am - 1:30 pm (Central time)

Patton Funeral Home Brownsville Chapel

504 Washington St, Brownsville, KY 42210

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Funeral Service

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church

2263 Big Reedy Road, Big Reedy, KY 42275

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