Ned Tomboli

WHITE HALL — Ned. L. Tomboli, 73, of White Hall, died Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at home. He was born February 24, 1941 in Pine Bluff, son of Ned and Theresi Lepri Tomboli.

Mr. Tomboli was reared and received his early education in Pine Bluff, graduating from Pine Bluff High School in 1960. Ned served in the United States Army, stationed in Fort Benning, Georgia. After returning to Jefferson County, Mr. Tomboli served as the Assistant Marshall and later as Marshall of the White Hall Township. After White Hall became a city, Mr. Tomboli served in the White Hall Fire Department, retiring as chief in 1996 after 30 years. He was assistant fire chief at the Pine Bluff Arsenal, retiring in 1994 after 32 years of service. He also served as an E.M.T. at the Pine Bluff Arsenal for many years and in the White Hall Police Auxiliary. Mr. Tomboli started plumbing in 1962. Ned started T & T Plumbing with his son, Joey, in 1996 and worked in the family business until his recent illness. He was very active in White Hall Little League and Softball. Mr. Tomboli was one of the founding members of the White Hall Ponytail Softball League and served as President and coach for many years. He also served on the White Hall Parks Commission.

Ned was an active member of White Hall United Methodist Church, where he served on many boards and committees. Mr. Tomboli served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees and of White Hall United Methodist Cemetery for many years.

Mr. Tomboli was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Robert and Jimmy Tomboli.

Survivors include his wife, Eddye Tucker Tomboli, whom he married December 21, 1963 in Pine Bluff; three daughters, Patti Richmond (Joey), Sherri Neikirk (David) and Kelli Peckham (Phillip), all of White Hall; son, Joey Tomboli (Brandy) of White Hall; two sisters, Mary Taylor of White Hall and Jeanie Cason of Pine Bluff; brother, Jerry Tomboli of Pine Bluff; eleven grandchildren and one-great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m., Saturday, March 1, 2014 at White Hall United Methodist Church with Reverend Ben Crismon officiating. Burial will follow at White Hall United Methodist Cemetery with honors by Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors. Visitation will be Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at White Hall United Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to White Hall United Methodist Church, 300 Church Drive, White Hall, Arkansas 71602 or Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, California 90266.

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