Roger Bernard Toole, 81 of Vernon, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 at his residence surrounded by loved ones. Roger was born Aug. 16, 1932 in Geneva County, Ala. to James Enoch and Oleva (Smith) Toole. He served in the United States Navy and moved to Vernon in 2005 coming from Southport. He owned and operated Emerald Coast Specialties Construction Company in Southport. He was a member of the Mason Lodge #729 in Mt. Park, Ga., and also a Shaddai Shriner in Panama City. Roger was a very loving family man who loved to fish, flirt, and tell a tale.
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He was preceded in death by his parents, Enoch and Oleva Toole; brothers, Dick Toole, James (Goob) Toole and Paul Toole and sister, Teresa Odom.
He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Sara Toole of Vernon; four daughters, Martha McCance and husband Tad of Lawrenceville, Ga., Mary Sandlin of Montgomery, Ala., Becky Gilbert and husband Chad of Panama City and Margaret Martin and husband Chris of Dothan, Ala.; two brothers, Homer Toole and wife Edith of West Green, Ga., Glen Toole of Compass Lake; grandchildren, Ginnie Miller, Miranda Bell, Bradley Gilbert, Adrienne McCance, Brooks Sandlin, Emily Sandlin Norris, Drew Martin, Jake Martin and Lane Martin; numerous great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Services were held 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 at New Life Fellowship in Chipley, with the Rev. Gino Mayo officiating. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 at Obert Funeral Home. Interment followed in Pleasant Grove Methodist cemetery in Fadette, Ala. Obert Funeral Home of Chipley directed.
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Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on Dec. 18, 2013