Thorborn Ross "Buck" Tolleson, Sr.
PERRY, GA- Thorborn Ross Tolleson, Sr., 87, passed away on Friday, August 23, 2013. Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, August 25, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. at Perry Presbyterian Church. The family will greet friends at the church before the service from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Burial will be private. Contributions may be made to Heart of Georgia Hospice, 1120 Morningside Drive, Perry, GA 31069, or Perry Presbyterian Church, P. O. Box 574, Perry, GA 31069.
Mr. Tolleson, fondly known to all as "Buck", was born in Avon Park, Florida. He attended GMC and the University of Georgia. He was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha. He settled with his wife, Mary Shannon Tolleson, in Perry and worked with his family at Tolleson Lumber Company. Later, he became President of Tolleson Building Supply and Cement Company. He was a long-time business man and leader in his beloved community of Perry. Mr. Buck was a member of Perry Presbyterian Church, where he was a Deacon Emeritus. He was a former member of the Perry Jaycees. He was predeceased by his daughter, Laurie Ann Tolleson; his parents, Joseph Meade and Georgelle Smith Tolleson; his brothers, Joseph Meade Tolleson, Jr., and Mell Smith Tolleson; and his sisters, Joyce Brown and Barbara Baker.
Left to cherish the memories of Mr. Buck are his loving wife of 65 years, Mary Shannon Tolleson; his daughters, Mary McKenzie of Perry and Georgelle Leonard (Greg) of Macon; his son, Thorborn Ross Tolleson, Jr. (Sally) of Perry; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Condolences may be left for the family in the online guestbook at www.watsonhunt.com.
Published in The Telegraph on Aug. 24, 2013