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Sunday, January 09 2022
Ret. MSG Claude Lee

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Ret. MSG Claude Lee “Master Blaster” Tomlinson Jr. ,71, of Victoria, VA was unexpectedly but peacefully called to his heavenly home on January 9, 2022; He leaves behind his wife of 52 years, Sandra O. Tomlinson; daughter, Kendra Winn; son, SGM Christopher Tomlinson  (Holly); granddaughters, Leigh Ann Winn, Brittany Tomlinson, and Abbey “Lucille” Tomlinson; grandson Christopher Tomlinson Jr; great granddaughter, Paisleigh Parrish; sister, Dorothy T. Houseman and Journey, his  canine companion, breakfast date, and best friend. He graduated in1968 from Kenston Forest High School. He joined the Army National Guard in January of 1970, and happily retired July 5, 2005 as a Master Sergeant. He was a lifetime member and four year Commander of VFW Post 9954. Claude was well known on and off the fields of Dixie Youth Baseball, as a leader, coach, umpire and District 5 Commissioner. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and cooking with other members of the Rockbridge and Sugar Shack hunting clubs, he was a stew master and loved all those guys. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He was a devoted christian who loved his church family, the Victoria Baptist Church, where he was a former deacon and where services will be held Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 10:30am. Interment with military rites to follow in the Kenbridge Heights Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday, Jan. 14, 2022 from 6 to 8PM at the Clarke Funeral Home, Kenbridge. In lieu of flowers please consider memorial donations to Lunenburg County Youth Baseball League, P.O. Box 943, Victoria, Va. 23974 or VFW Post 9954, P.O. Box 98, Victoria, Va. 23974.   Clarke Funeral Home, Kenbridge, in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent at

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