HEFLIN, LA - Funeral services for Larry J. Toland, Sr. will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday July 24, 2010 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden. Officiating will be Bro. Floyd Stratton. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Minden. The family will receive friends on Friday July 23, 2010 from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Rose- Neath.
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Larry was born February 22, 1933 in Minden and passed away after a brief illness at his home on Lake Bistineau on July 21, 2010 with his wife Marsha and son Joe and daughter-in-law Terri at his side.
He was preceded in death by his father Cecil (C.C.) Toland, mother Ruby Chandler Toland, brother Charles Toland, and nephew Randy Toland.
Larry is survived by his wife Marsha Faulk Toland, two sons Joe Toland and wife Terri, Mike Toland and wife Lisa, step-daughter Tammie Jo Lowe and husband Jeff, five grand-children Scott, Chris, Chase, Jennifer, and Sammie Jo, four step-grandchildren Jennifer, Stephanie, Zachary, and Alex, three great-grandchildren Tristan, Annabelle, and Michael. He is also survived by his nephew Robbie Toland and niece Kim Toland Tamez, and a special daughter-in-law Debbie Toland Wynn.
Larry and his brother Charles joined their father in operating American Oil Company and many will remember the Amoco gas stations in Minden and the friendly service and smiles. Larry moved to Lake Bistineau and developed and operated Diamond T. Landing for many years with his wife Marsha. Larry was always happiest on the lake, especially boating with friends and teaching the kids and grandkids to water-ski.
For the last few years Larry served as Justice of the Peace, Webster Parish, Ward 1, District 5.
The family would like to thank Dr. Joe Bolger, Odyssey Healthcare, Pearlie Moore, and Jillene Faulk for their care for Larry. They would like to also thank the 1951 Class of Minden High School and "Do It At Diamond T Bunch". A special thanks from Marsha to DiAnne Brunson and Janie Hood for their support and friendship during this difficult time.
Special note from Larry: "Tammie, you were always like a daughter to me and your children were my grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, Minden, LA.
Published in Shreveport Times on July 23, 2010