03/25/08 — THURMAN TOLER

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Sept. 16, 1928-March 23, 2008

Thurman Toler, 79, slipped away into the waiting arms of Jesus on Easter morning at his home surrounded by his family.

Thurman was born in Wayne County to the late Lloyd Toler and Gatsy Fail Toler. He was retired from Ready Mix Concrete Company. While serving in the U.S. Army, he was stationed in Keln, Japan. Thurman was a charter member of the Church of God of Prophecy and was currently a member of Now Faith Church.

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Now Faith Church, on Buck Swamp Road. His grandson, the Rev. Jeff Toler, will officiate. Interment will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Wayne Memorial Park.

Precious memories shall linger in the hearts of his wife of 57 years, Gladys Blackmon Toler; his daughter, Shirley Toler and her husband, Junior, of Goldsboro; his sons, Danny Toler of Goldsboro, Clifford Toler and wife, Gay, of Goldsboro, Randy Toler and wife, Angie, of Pikeville; his grandchildren, April Holland and husband, Kirk, Jeff Toler and wife, Tonya, Jamie Toler and wife, Sharon, Kevin Toler and wife, Heather, Mark Toler and wife, Christina, Brandy Toler, Alan Toler, Wayne Toler and Ashley Toler; and 11 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Dixie Toler; his brothers-in-law, Malcolm Blackman and wife, Joann, Lounes Blackman and wife, Glenda; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Cedric Toler.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Now Faith Church, 296 Buck Swamp Road, Goldsboro, N.C. 27530.

The family will receive friends Tuesday following the service at the church and other times at the home of his daughter, Shirley Toler, 101 W. April Lane, Goldsboro.

Arrangements are being handled by Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Goldsboro.


Published in Obituaries on March 25, 2008 2:07 PM