Charles Linwood Tomlin, age 60, of Traverse City, Michigan passed away on February 25, 2014 after complications following surgery. Services will be at 11:00 am on Tuesday, March 4, at the First Christian Church in Columbia, followed by a reception. Charlie was owner and teacher at The Music Factory TC music studio and Director of Guitar studies at Northwestern Michigan College. He was a professional musician and guitarist extraordinaire, teaching himself to play the guitar during high school and playing professionally after graduation, even before he could read music. He graduated from University City High School in Missouri and in the early 1980’s he attended the University of Missouri and took all the music courses he could pertaining to guitar or music composition. Before graduating, he went to Boston to play in a band. He also taught in a private school and set up a studio there, married, and had two children. In the early 1990's, he moved to Traverse City, Michigan and established a studio and music store and attained his Bachelor's degree. He has many friends in the music community and elsewhere across the nation. He was dearly loved by all that knew him. His three great loves in his life were his children, his music, and his dog, Petey, which he got from his local Humane Society. He is survived by his son Dan of Ann Arbor, Michigan; his daughter Rachel, of Colorado Springs, Colorado; his parents H.B. "Tommy" and Anne Tomlin of Columbia; a brother, Joe Scott, of Ketchum, Idaho; and a sister, Deborah Scott, of Columbia. Because of his love for Petey, the family recommends that, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to your local humane society.