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Charles W. (Bill) Tolley passed away Thursday February 2, 2017 at his home following a short illness.
Bill was born June 12, 1937 at Layland, WV to the late Joe F. Tolley and Bertie Baker Tolley.
Bill was a 1955 graduate of Welch High School and a graduate of Concord College. He was a veteran of the US Air Force having served as Crew Chief on F86 Fighter Jets. He was proud of the fact that his plane is being restored at Wendover Air Force Base and Museum in Utah. Bill worked for the Civil Aeronautics Board and retired from State Farm Insurance.
Bill is survived by his wife of 59 years, Shirley Price Tolley, daughter Leslie Gilbert and husband George, son Charles W. (Billy) Tolley II and grandson Brandon Thompson, all of Princeton. Also surviving, two brothers, Jerry D. Tolley and wife Joy of Cullman, AL, Joseph K. Tolley and wife Drema of Narrows, VA and Sister Faye Tolley Wilson, of Roanoke, VA. Special Cousin, Peggy Peery of Tazewell, VA, long time friends, Glenn and Mary Jernigan of Atmore, AL, golfing buddy Dick Scott of VA, and special pets Bandit, and Baby.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday February 9, 2017 at 2:00 PM from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton. His service will be conducted by Shirley Wade Kim, a dear family friend.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Welch High School scholarship fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via www.memorialfd.com.
The Tolley family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory and Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.
Published on February 7, 2017
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