Alan Lee Tompkins, 82, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died Thursday, November 3, 2022.
Alan served in the Army Reserves as a medic during the Berlin Crisis. He was very proud of his service and the oath that he took. While living in Connoquenessing, he owned and operated A.L. Tompkins Mfg. Co. and moved it to West Liberty, Pennsylvania for approximately 30 years.
After moving to North Carolina, he sold auto parts to auto repair shops. He then took classes in silver smithing and stone setting, designing and selling beautiful jewelry. He also made and sold wood turnings, black smithing, and also made and sold violins, banjos, and other string instruments.
He loved camping, meeting new friends and riding his motorcycle. He was always willing to help his neighbor, friends and family.
He was a member of the Scottish Rites of New Castle, Pennsylvania, Grove City Lodge No. 603 F & AM of Pennsylvania, the Mahoning New Castle Lodge No. 243, a member of the NRA and a member of the American Legion. He was a loving, talented man that will be missed by many.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Alice Tompkins; and brothers, John Tompkins, Jr., Robert Lynn Tompkins and Coy Mayfield.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Marcia Tompkins of Pikeville; sisters, Sherry (Chuck) Caputo of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, Alecia (Jack) Matotek of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, Laurie Shaffer of North Carolina, Rebecca Layden of Arkansas, Elizabeth Krenzynski of Illinois and Amy LeDesma of Arkansas; brothers, Fredrick Dean Tompkins of Butler, Pennsylvania, Michael (Judy) Mayfield of Arkansas, and Randy (Rebecca) Mayfield of Arkansas; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com. Arrangements by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, Pikeville.