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William Toney Jr.

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William T. (Bill) Toney, Jr. William T. (Bill) Toney, Jr. passed away on December 16, 2010, in Austin, Texas at the age of 97. He was born in Houston County, Texas, the eldest son of William Thomas Toney and Ida Ora Leonard Toney. After attending area schools, he enlisted in the Army and served in the Cavalry. After being discharged by the Army and working along the Texas border as a Border Patrol Agent, Bill enlisted in the Navy and served aboard the USS Crescent City in World War II. Following WWII, he remained in the Navy Reserves and retired as a Commander, while still serving in the Border Patrol. He was a master marksman, and won the National Pistol Championship in 1952, and served as an official at the 1984 Olympics. After retiring from the Border Patrol, he joined the faculty of Stephen F. Austin State University and later worked for the State of Texas as a probation officer. Mr. Toney is survived by his children Anne Toney, Martha (Ron) Cunningham, John Toney, and William Toney III (Maggie); grandchildren William Small (Gina), Thomas Small (Stacy), Cullen Toney, Sarah Littler (Ben), Laura Smith (Kyle), Summer Toney, Rose Toney, Julia Toney, and William Toney IV. He is also survived by his great grandchildren Kati, Rebecca, TJ, Payton, Austin, and Alexander. Mr. Toney is also survived by his sisters Helen Toney, Demp Toney and Nelma Wilkinson. He was predeceased by his brothers H. Beeson and Vinnis Toney. The family would like to thank Apicon Home Healthcare, the staff of Cedar View Rehabilitation, and the fourth floor IMC staff of Seton Medical Center. Special thanks also to Laura, Kyle and Alexander for their care of Mr. Toney. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, December 20th at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, North Lamar. Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 in the Weed-Corley-Fish Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for contributions to the or your favorite charity. Memorial guestbook available online at www.wcfish.com

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Published in Austin American-Statesman on Dec. 19, 2010
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