Roger Samuel Tomlin, Sr.

Roger Samuel Tomlin, Sr., beloved husband of 47 years to Ruth Ridgdill Tomlin, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on May 2, 2022.

Funeral services will be held at Silvercrest Baptist Church Thursday, May 5, at 2:00 p.m. with Dr. Eleazer Benenhaley, Dr. Roy Head, and Rev. Wayne Usry officiating. Mr. Tomlin will lie in state at the church from 1:00 p.m. until the hour of the service. Interment will follow in Westover Memorial Park.

Mr. Tomlin, a native of Augusta, GA, was the son of the late Roger W. Tomlin, Jr. and Grace Mutimer Tomlin. He was retired from the Richmond County Tax Commissioner’s Office where he was the Director of Motor Vehicles. He was a proud veteran who served in the United States Air Force. He was also a 32nd degree Mason of Social Lodge #1. Mr. Tomlin had a great love of music and was a talented songwriter and bass guitarist. He was in the Southern Gospel group The Promise Land Singers and was a founding member of the Southern Gospel group The Crowns. For almost 20 years, he traveled around the Southeast singing and playing for the Lord. He was a faithful member of Silvercrest Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and sound technician for many years.

Mr. Tomlin was preceded in death by his sister, Ann Tomlin Lynn; niece, Kelly Deans; brother, Roger W. Tomlin III; and nephew, Stuart McCall.

Mr. Tomlin is survived by his son, Roger Samuel Tomlin, Jr. (wife Nina Howard Tomlin), and many nieces and nephews, which he dearly loved.

Pallbearers will be Billy Ridgdill, Jeff Scott, Billy King, Evan Evans, Chris Howard, and Lance Poindexter. Honorary pallbearers will be Lawton Wylds and Steve Kirkland.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, May 4, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the funeral home.

Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Rd., Augusta, GA 30906.

16 responses to “Roger Samuel Tomlin, Sr.”

  1. You are in my thoughts and prayers as you have been for the last couple of months. I know its sad but the precious memories you have will get you all thru this. I am sure he is up in heaven just jamming and singing with Debra now and having a good ole time because he is now out of pain and at peace. Just remember your favorite verse, I can do all things thru Christ which strengthenest me. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you or little Roger. He will be deeply missed.

  2. So sorry to hear about Roger. My thoughts & prayers are with all of yall.

  3. Our love and prayers to Ruth, and Roger jr, and all the family during this time of grief..Jim and Betty Key

  4. To a life long friend going all the way back to the sixth & seventh grade at Roy E. Rollins, then Seago, and finally Glenn Hills HS. We rode the bus a many a day, acting stupid and telling way too many dumb jokes. I was lucky enough to take the pictures of Roger, Ruth, and Roger Jr. for his band & CD cover. We talked (not enough) through the years. I wanted to go see him once I found out he was sick. He wrote me back and said he was just too weak. Roger always called me the “Sandman” from a class play we did back at Rollins.
    I did not know visitation was yesterday, would have liked to said good-bye.

    Ruth, love both you guys.

    • Thank you Frankie for the sweet memories and comments. Roger had such fond memories of his childhood and you were a part of that. I’m so glad you contacted him. He was a special man! Keep us in your prayers. ❤️ Ruth and Roger, Jr. and Nina.

  5. You’re in my thoughts and prayers. It was a pleasure working with Roger overs the years.
    God’s blessings be upon you and the family.
    Ephesians 3:20

  6. I knew roger from high school,we were good friends and hung around together throughout high school. I’ve kept up with him from his sister. I’ll always remember the times we had together in school and think back on them often.RIP my friend. Preston Price

  7. The Tomlin Family & (Patsy, Howard, Angie, Jeff, Shelby)
    I am so very sorry for your loss . You all are in my thoughts and prayers now and in the days ahead. May God comfort your as only he can.

    Love you all
    Christy Williams

  8. I’m so sorry to hear about this. I had many wonderful times in the studio with Roger, and the rest of The Crowns, making his music. He was always a joy to be around and I enjoyed our many conversations regarding our faith. My condolences to Ruth and Roger Jr, may you find peace and comfort in our Lord’s promises.

    • Thank you Ruskin. Roger and the rest of The Crowns all loved working with you. Roger especially loved the recording end. I know you both enjoyed making our cd! He was so proud of the final product! Please continue to pray for us. He was a special man and we miss him so! Ruth. ❤️

  9. So sorry for your loss. He was a great boss that I enjoyed working with throughout my years at the Richmond County Tag Office.

  10. Ruth, Roger, and Nina – you know I love you guys so much. There was no finer Christian gentleman than big Roger. Everything that was said at the funeral was 100% true. Big Roger was a wonderful Christian man, husband and father. He also was so funny and could come up with a witty saying at the drop of a hat. It was very obvious how much he loved you guys. It still doesn’t seem possible because it all happened so fast. This is a sad, sad time for everyone but the best thing of all is that we all know where Roger is and that he is healed, happy and playing his heart out on his bass guitar. We will see him again one of these days and what a great reunion that will be for everyone especially for you Ruth and Roger. ❤️🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Request A Consultation