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Harland Tompkins Sr.

March 18, 1937 — September 15, 2020

Harland D. “Hap” Tompkins Sr., 83, of Wooster, passed away Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, in Wooster, after a battle of COPD and lung cancer.

Roberts Funeral Home-Sherwood Chapel, Wooster is assisting the family with arrangements. Inurnment will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens.   Online tributes may be made at   Memorial contributions may be made to Wooster Township Fire Department 1917 Millersburg Rd, Wooster, OH 44691 or Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare at 1900 Akron Rd, Wooster, OH 44691.

Hap was born March 18, 1937 in Grafton, Ohio to Harry G. and Julia B. {Kelley} Tompkins.

He was a 1955 graduate of LaGrange High School and was a member of the 54’-55’ LaGrange Keystone K.A.T.S Hall of Fame basketball team.

Hap and Dora Callihan eloped on September 22, 1955.  She survives.

Hap retired at the age of 72 from Halliburton Services in Wooster, after 29½ years. He loved watching Cleveland Indian’s and Ohio State sports, especially football and basketball, and watching his grandchildren’s sports. Hap loved farming when he was young and later mowing yards for neighbors and friends that needed help.  He wore out quite a few John Deere mowers, but most of all, he loved anything that had to do with his family, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Hap enjoyed attending cookouts, family reunions, and birthday parties.

Hap will be deeply missed by his wife of 65 years; sons David of Wooster, Larry of Lakeville and Hap Jr. of Orrville; daughter Joy (Butch) Wiles of Creston; grandchildren Erin (Mickey) Ryan, Andrea (Ryan) Uhler, Dan Wiles III, Ryan (Morgan) Wiles, Amanda Tompkins, Amy Tompkins, Jordan Tompkins, and Lyndsey Tompkins; great-grandchildren Colleen, Mary Claire, Evelyn and Catherine Ryan, Emma Uhler, R.J. Wiles, Kylee Tompkins, Jesse Rowe, and Taylor G. Tompkins; sister Marion Tompkins of Lakewood; several very special nieces, nephews, cousins, great nieces, and great nephews.

Hap was preceded in death by his great-grandson Adrian Joseph Tompkins-Barnes, brothers Howard, Harry “Skip,” and Virgil (Coleen) Tompkins, sisters Ruth (Al) Goodrich, Viola (Dick) Broome, Evelyn (Wesley) Broome, and Nancy Burton.

Per his wishes, there will be no services and cremation has taken place. Please have a cup of coffee, blow a kiss to heaven, and tell your loved ones how much you love them. Hap is gone, but forever in our hearts and memories, stay safe.

As he was protected in his later life, he wants you to stay protected in your life now.

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