May 2, 2016


Joseph N. Tolbert – Mitchell
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February 9, 1937 – April 30, 2016
Joseph N. Tolbert, 79, of Mitchell, passed away at 10:22 a.m. Saturday, April 30, 2016, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital from injuries received in an automobile accident.
Born February 9, 1937, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Laurin and Helen May (Jacobs) Tolbert. He married Marcia Etchison March 31, 1961. Joe was a farmer and a retired school bus driver for Mitchell Community Schools. He was a member of the Fairview Church of Christ and Huron High School Class of 1955. Joe was a veteran of the Indiana National Guard.
Survivors include his wife, Marcia Tolbert of Mitchell; children, Brian (Rebekah) Tolbert of Williams, Paula (Jeff) McKnight of Mitchell, Christopher (Jenny) Tolbert of Mitchell; grandchildren, Andy McKnight, Laurin Perry, Christopher Tolbert II, Dominic Tolbert, Whitley Tolbert, and Alex Brown; 14 great grandchildren; siblings, Sue Waggoner of Bedford, Jeff Tolbert of Williams, Jim Tolbert of Bedford, several nieces and nephews
His parents and siblings, David Tolbert, Harry Tolbert, Paul Tolbert, Rose Tolbert, Betty Robertson, Mary Frances Dumond, and Priscilla Tolbert, preceded him in death.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 4, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Richard Holt and Brother Kris Beasley officiating. Burial will be in Port William Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 p.m. till 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Casketbearers: Andy McKnight, Christopher Tolbert II, Dominic Tolbert, Joshua Perry, Brian Tolbert, Chris Tolbert, Bill Thacker, and Russell Tidd.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

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