Obituary: Wayne Franklin Tolliver

December 31, 1922 – October 5, 2020

Wayne Franklin Tolliver, 97, of Bedford, passed away on Oct. 5, 2020.

Born Dec. 31, 1922, he was the son of John and Lora (Miller) Tolliver. 

Wayne married Edith Stines on Dec. 14, 1942 and she preceded him in death.  He retired from the Maintenance Dept. of General Motors and was of the Pentecostal faith.

He enjoyed building and remodeling homes, was an avid mechanic and model airplane builder, and he was a member of the model airplane club. Wayne loved working with his hands and could fix anything.

Surviving are his children, Larry Dale (Carol) Tolliver of Harrodsburg, Dustin (Mary) Tolliver, Douglas (Susan) Tolliver and Linda Martin, all of Bedford and Pamela (Stephen) Ritter of Norman; grandchildren, Frank Tolliver, Steve (Leeann) Tolliver, Lori (Kevin) Lawton, Carrie, Kevin (Lora) Tolliver, Matthew (Debbie) Tolliver, Derek Tolliver, Troy Tolliver, Shawn (April) Tolliver, Amanda (Shawn) Mansfield, Jason (Erin) Anderson, Brandon (Amanda) Ritter, Bradie (David) Hall, Penny (Mike) Lawton and Phillip (Whitney)Tolliver, Jr.; 37 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great- grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews;

Wayne was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, Phillip Tolliver; and siblings, John Tolliver, Jr., Jerry Tolliver, Delbert Tolliver, Joseph Tolliver, June Owen, Pauline Stafford and Joyce Holloway.

Friends and family may gather on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, at Cresthaven Memory Gardens from 1:30 p.m. until the graveside service at 2:00 p.m.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

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