Anton Ellis Tuomi


Anton Ellis Tuomi the son of Anton Everett Tuomi and Dorothea Ward was born July 9, 1946 in Grand Prairie, Texas and departed this life on May 30 , 2019 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma at the age of 72 years, 9 months and 21 days.
Ellis was always a gentleman and a soldier. He enlisted into the U.S. Army in March 1966 and he was proud to serve his country. He served in the 173rd Airborne Brigade. He was a paratrooper and served a year in Vietnam, he also spent some time in Germany and Spain before being stationed in Fort Polk as a Drill Sergeant. He was proud of his service and was always a soldier. After his service he became an electrician and worked for the IBEW Local 11. He married Barbara Goodwin on June 17, 1979. Ellis was always positive and everyone loved him. He tried to make everyone laugh, and he always had a joke to tell. Ellis loved to travel and history. He always had a hug for the ladies and was always a gentleman. He had respect for his elders, and he expected respect in return. He was a patriotic man who was proud to be an American. Ellis will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother Clay VanWinkle.
He is survived by a loving family which includes his wife of nearly 40 years Barbara Tuomi; his children Dana Ellis Tuomi of Florida, Eric Anton Tuomi of Florida, Rebecca Ann Franks of Dallas, Robert Wayne Franks and wife Vickie of Mabank, TX, and James Thomas Franks and wife Pamela of Florida; his brother David VanWinkle of Santa Rosa, CA; his grandchildren Taylor, Terri, Traci, Shanda and Michael; and his great-grandchildren Lillie Kate, Sophie Ann, Garrett, Jayda, Kelly, Jaymee, Jaycee and Sophie. Several nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives also survive him.
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Published on June 3, 2019
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Linda and David Burggraff
Jul 09, 2019
Barb, we are so sorry about Ellis. We are so glad to have met you both and will remember our last get together at Tommye and Lee’s at Snow to Sun. Take care. We will see you in December Linda and Dave
Nita Allison
Jun 07, 2019
I have so many wonderful memories of Ellis. He was always so funny, kind, and sweet. I loved him like a brother.
Joe Terry
Jun 05, 2019
Rest in peace my brother. You have earned it! I will miss your smiling face in Texas. My heart goes out to you Barbara!
Marc and Joanne Mailloux
Jun 05, 2019
So very sorry for your loss Barb. We will miss him in Texas. '
John D. Hancock
Jun 04, 2019
I miss you already, big guy. There is a very large void since you left us. I am proud to call you my friend.
Jun 04, 2019
You where special man I wish I could of know you better I will mis you jokes rip grandpa❤️
Misty Corley
Jun 03, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss. You have our deepest sympathy and are in our thoughts and prayers as you grieve the passing of your husband. May your beautiful memories sustain and bring comfort during this unhappy season.
Rest In Paradise Uncle Ellis
We love you