Wilson "Buddy," 76, of Richmond, Va., passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, January 6, 2013. He was the son of the late Jesse and Genevieve Tolleson of Gordonsville, Va. He is survived by his wife, Alice Bates Tolleson; his son, Scott Tolleson and wife, Angela, of Richmond; son, Ray Tolleson and wife, Joanna, of DelRay Beach, Fla.; daughter, Susan Gowen and husband, John, of Denver, Colo.; his grandchildren, Alexandra, Charles, Anya, Jack, Wilson and Luke; and sisters, Ann Beane, Page Faust and Judy Clarke. He graduated from the University of Georgia, which he loved. He was the president of Tolleson and Company, a real estate consultancy. He was a board member of The Titus Institute for Church Planting and of Needles Eye Ministries, Warden of the Vestry at All Saints Episcopal Church and past president of the Tuckahoe YMCA and of the West End Jaycees. He loved his family and friends and will truly be missed. A memorial service will be held on January 14, at 1 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 8787 River Rd. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Titus Institute for Church Planting, 14550 Lee Road, Chantilly, Va. 20151, Memo: Tolleson Fund. Donations may also be made to Needles Eye Ministries, 104 Berrington Court, Richmond, Va. 23221, or to Christ Church, P.O. Box 613, Midlothian, Va. 23113.
This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.