Obituary: Doyle Ray Tolbert

September 5, 1935 – October 5, 2020

Doyle Ray Tolbert, 85, of Loogootee, passed away in New Albany on October 5, 2020.

He was born September 5, 1935 in Orange County to Cecil V. and Audra Mae (Hallaway) Tolbert. He married Betty Jean Davidson on June 26, 1953 in Abbeydale, Indiana and she preceded him in death on December 2, 2009.

Doyle retired from the National Gypsum Company with 45 years of employment and was a member of the Church of Christ in Loogootee.

Surviving include his daughter, Deborah Jean (Bob) Dyal of Loogootee; four sons, Jessie Tolbert of Shoals, Gregory Mark Tolbert of Loogootee, William Vance (Kathy) Tolbert of Montgomery and Timothy J. (Darla) Tolbert of Montgomery; fourteen grandchildren, thirty-three great grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren; and a twin sister Dorothy Mae Beaty of West Baden.

Preceding him in death are his parents, wife, one sister Lena Marie Moffatt; and one brother, Charles H. Tolbert.

Funeral services are 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals with burial in the Bond’s Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be 12 p.m. Saturday until the time of service at the funeral home. Bro. Larry Mickler will be officiating.

The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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