Thomas Lee Tompkins, 43, a former regional manager for the Roy Rogers family restaurants division of the Marriott Corp. died Sunday at a Raleigh N.C. hospital. He suffered from a heart ailment.
Mr. Tompkins began working for Marriott in 1949 as a curb-boy. He subsequently became a district manager in the cafeteria and service restaurant devisions. When he left Washington in 1974 he was northeast regional manager for the Roy Rogers restaurant division.
He then moved to Cary, N.C., where he worked for the Roy Rogers restaurant franchise division of PEI foods.
Mr. Tompkins was born in Liberty N.Y. He moved to the Silver Spring area with his family when he was 10, and was a graduate of Montgomery Blari High School. He attended the University of Maryland.
He served in the Air Force from 1955 to 1958. An enthusiastic amateur golfer, he won the city's Public Links Tournament in 1969. He went on to represent Washington in the national amateur finals that year.
Survivors include his wife, the former Lena Parks, one son, Daniel Wayne, and two daughters, Leah Beth and Kathleen, all of the home in Cary; his parents, William H. and Elizabeth, of Sanford, N.C.; two brothers, William H. Jr., of Laurel, and Robert C., of Kensington, and a sister, Bettie Jane Thompson, of Cary.