A rthur Rupert Tompkins, 68, passed away at Glens Falls Hospital on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011.
Art was born on Sept.22, 1943 in Granville, New York the son of the late Ernest Rupert and Ida Belle (Gould) Tompkins.
Art had been employed for 27 years at Sandy Hill in Hudson Falls. Most recently he worked as a custodian for the Granville Central Schools. Art enjoyed hunting and fishing, and being outside. He derived much pleasure from gardening, though his real passion was enjoying his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Art was never one to sit ideally. He always kept his hands busy, whether fixing a car, doing yard work or any number of useful pursuits.
Art was a member of the American Legion in Granville and the Granville Baptist Church. He was a veteran having served during the Vietnam Conflict.
Art is survived by his wife Kathalene (Bogart) Tompkins. He is also survived by his children: Lee Bosley and his wife Patsy of Granville, Kenneth Tompkins and his fiancé Jessica Brown of North Hebron, Robin Birkheimer and husband David of Queensbury, Ginger Hicks of Ticonderoga, Linda Pointer and her husband Guy of North Carolina and Wendy Corey and her husband Anthony of Virginia. He is also survived by two brothers David Tompkins of North Hebron and William Brown of Ticonderoga. He was blessed with 19 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren in addition to numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 13, am at the Robert M King Funeral Home,23 Church St. Granville with the Rev. James Peterson officiating. Burial will follow at the Gerald B. H. Solomon Cemetery in Schuylerville, NY. Friends may call from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service.
If you wish to honor Art’s memory the family would appreciate contributions in lieu of flowers to help defray the cost of his final expenses. Contributions may be sent to Robert M King Funeral Home, 23 Church St. Granville, NY in his name.