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Lewis M. "Lew" Tolbert


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Lewis M. "Lew" Tolbert Obituary
Tolbert Lewis M. "Lew" Tolbert, age 85, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 5, 2014. He was born August 17, 1928 in Pulaski, VA to the late Otey and Lettie Tolbert and is also preceded in death by his brothers Clarence and Cecil Tolbert. Lew is survived by his wife of 55 years, Betty L. Tolbert; children, Linda Roberts, Kathy (Al) Rhinehart, Dave (Cindy) Sorg, Lewie Tolbert, Davie (Carol) Tolbert, Bev Abshire, and Jimmy (Tina) Tolbert; 13 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Lew was a US Navy Veteran. He retired from the Compton and Tolbert Surveying Company as a Land Surveyor. Lew enjoyed traveling, visiting Amish Country, and was an avid train enthusiast. A Funeral Service will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, June 9, 2014 at the SCHOEDINGER NORTHEAST CHAPEL, 1051 E. Johnstown Rd. (at Beecher Rd.), Gahanna, where friends may call two hours prior to the service from 2-4 p.m. Rev. Sam Barber officiating. Inurnment will take place at a later date at Pioneer Cemetery, Westerville, OH. Contributions in Lew's name may be made to the Fostoria Rail Preservation Society, 128 West North Street, Box 421, Fostoria, OH 44830 or fostoriairontriangle.com. Please visit www.schoedinger.com to share a favorite memory or send condolences.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on June 8, 2014
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