Dennis Garfield Tompkins

December 24, 1947 - September 16, 2020

12/24/1947 - 09/16/2020

Past Services

Visitation
Tuesday September 22, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions
Service
Wednesday September 23, 2020
1:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions
Cemetery
Wednesday September 23, 2020
3:00 pm
Albert G. Horton Memorial Veteran Cemetery
5310 Milners Rd.
Suffolk, VA 23434
757-255-7217 | Directions

Dennis Garfield Tompkins, 72, passed away peacefully into the arms of God while at home and surrounded by his loving family on September 16, 2020 at Sunrise.
Dennis was born in Brooklyn, New York on Christmas Eve 1947. He was raised by his loving parents Mariam and Juan Hernandez who reside in Puerto Rico where he would visit his mother every year for her birthday.
Dennis proudly served his country in the United Sates Navy for 28 years. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and life member of the VFW 392 – Virginia Beach.
Dennis loved the Lord, his family and friends with all his heart. He loved doing so many fun activities. Some include: traveling, bird watching, coin collecting, dancing, dining out, talking politics, maps, technology and all gadgets, luxury cars, and smoking his cigars. He had a great laugh and sense of humor. He lived a wonderful life! He will be missed so very much.
He was preceded into eternal life by his daughter, Jessica Parham and brother, Raymond Tompkins.
Left to cherish his loving memory is his mother Mariam and father Johnny; brother Gregory Tompkins & wife Hilda; his wife, Pilar M. Tompkins; children – Christine Tuttle & husband Donnie, Veronica Farmer & husband Richard, Michelle Tompkins, Brian Parham & wife Mina, Casandra Tompkins and Tasha Tompkins; 1 niece: Aileen Tompkins; 12 grandchildren: Justin, Moriah, Tsavah, Donovan, Shiloh, Gavin, Logan, Galen, Kole, Ephraim, Ana, Leila, Jessica, 1 great grandchild (unborn) and many other extended members of his family and friends around the world.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 22 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home Southside Chapel (5033 Rouse Drive, Virginia Beach, 23462). His funeral service will take place the following day, Wednesday, September 23 at 1:00 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home Southside Chapel. Military honors and interment will immediately follow at Albert G Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk.

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2 years ago

Dennis and his family

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Dennis and his family

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2 years ago

Me and my husband

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Dennis with his daughters

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Dennis with daughter, son in law, and grand children

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Daughter, Veronica’s Wedding

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2 years ago

Dennis Tompkins – Steve Allens Wedding

Frederick Zirin
11 months ago

Who is a man who would make of this world a better place? Dennis lived those words. A truly sweet gentleman.

Eugenia & John Gonzales
2 years ago

Vi, un cambio en su persona, como de la noche al dia, era un cambio espiritual, interior.
En sus ultimos momentos, vi, a Dios en sus ojos, una paz, que inindaba la habitacion entera.
Se fue en silencio.
Es para mi, un ejemplo, de como, Dios transforma a las personas en incienso agradable que se eleva al cielo.
Yo tengo fe, que? igual que? Dios lo transformo a el?, tambien me transforme a mi.
Dios vio su corazon grande y humano para todos, por eso perdono todos sus pecados.
el dejo un sitio, que?, nadie puede ocupar, nadie.
Un hombre que?, ha sufrido mucho, entre otras cosas, la muerte de victimas inocentes en Bietnan.
Ha sido, un privilegio, para mi, ver la grandeza y la misericordia de Dios, reflejada en los ojos limpios de Dennis Tompkins, Hijo de DIOS

Mike Ferguson, LT, USN, Retired
2 years ago

I’m so sorry to see you take your final cruise, shipmate! After years at the Naval Reserve Center, Great Lakes, IL, and re-meeting you again in the room of New Day Group, it’s hard to say goodbye to a friend.
Fair winds and following seas, until we meet again!