Thomas Paul Marlin age 77 of Coffeyville passed away on January 15, 2023, at Medicalodges of Coffeyville.
Tommy was born on September 28, 1945, in Pueblo, CO to Charles and Dora (Thornburgh) Marlin. The family made their home in the Lenapah, OK area and that is where he graduated high school from. After high school Tommy worked in various gas stations in Miami and Grove. While helping his brother on a job site in Nevada, MO he met Jacklin Burris who was their waitress when they went to lunch at a restaurant, right away the couple knew that they would marry one another. On February 20, 1978, a very snowy day where half the guests couldn’t make it and the ones that did were stranded, the couple were united in marriage. They made their home in Coffeyville, KS where Tommy found employment in the maintenance department at the Coffeyville Community College where he worked until his retirement. In his free time, Tommy enjoyed fishing, welding, and making music. He taught himself how to play drums, guitar, and was learning the keyboard. He and his brother played in the Bobby Wayne and the Country Strings Band. Tommy loved Jesus and was a devoted Christian. He loved people and was known for telling them as such, his catchphrase was “I love ya, I really love ya.”
Tommy’s memories will live on with his wife Jackie, his children; Becky, April, Greg, and Tommy, several grandchildren, and his sisters; Bonnie Marlin, Ellen Diamond, Georgia Dickerson, and Edith Davenport.
He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings; Charlene Gillman, Frances Kelley, Rosalie June Tesh, Chuck Marlin, Billy Jack Marlin, Johnny Marlin, and Alan Marlin.
Honoring Tommy’s wishes, cremation will take place under the direction of David W. Barnes Funeral Home and the family will hold a memorial service at a date yet to be determined. To share a memory or to leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.dwbfh.com
David W. Barnes Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements.