KILMARNOCK—Seldon Taylor Tompkins, 76, died May 24, 2020, at his beloved river home, Ditchley Pointe.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Newell Tompkins; their children, Elizabeth Tompkins Neal (Henry), Seldon Taylor Tompkins Jr. (Leigh Rainey) and James Newell Tompkins (Bryna); grandchildren, Townley Neal, Massie Neal, Millie Tompkins, Harrison Tompkins, Lewis Tompkins and Tate Tompkins; and his brothers William F. Tompkins III (Dorothy) and Benjamin T. Tompkins.
He was predeceased by his parents, Rhoda and William Tompkins; and his brother, Hugh H. Tompkins.
Seldon graduated from St. Christopher’s School and the University of Virginia, where he was a member of the Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity. He retired from Universal Leaf Tobacco Company as a vice president in international sales.
He was a member of the Country Club of Virginia, Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, as well as the Richmond Cotillion and the Virginia Creepers. Also, he was honored to be a member of the Sons of the Revolution and the Society of Cincinnati.
A private family burial is planned. Due to the pandemic, a memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, a contribution can be made to the American Heart Association, National Center, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231; St. Christopher’s School, 711 St. Christopher’s Road, Richmond, VA 23226; or the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio Street, Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60611.