Toby Lee Bosley 1977 – 2018
On April 26, 2018, Toby was called home to Heaven. His passing has left a hole in our hearts that will never be filled. Toby was a loving father to Isabella, age 8, and Emily, age 2, who were the lights of his life. Toby was an entrepreneur and most recently the owner of Watkins Trading on Middlebranch Ave. He started this business from his garage and over the years it grew into a successful venture until 2017. He loved his store, his customers and selling - he was a great salesman! Unfortunately, Toby suffered from addiction that took his life at the young age of 40 years old. He tried so hard to overcome these things, but lost his fight after many years of battle. Even in the last days of his struggle, he still managed to help people less fortunate than him. His willingness to help others was inspiring.
He was preceded in death by his father, David L. Bosley; grandparents, David and Gladys Watkins and Omar D. Bosley. He is survived by his daughters, Isabella and Emily; mother, Jane Bosley, of Louisville; grandmother, Frances Bosley of North Canton; brother, Todd (Amy) Bosley of Louisville; sister Tami (Scott) Rike of Bucyrus; nieces, Lauren and Morgan Bosley; and nephews, David and Jax Rike. A fund has been established for his children to help with their upcoming expenses. Many of his past customers and friends understand the need and know Bella and Emily were the most important people in his life. Toby will be missed. In lieu of flowers, donations for his daughters can be made at either of the Bargain Barn locations. The Bargain Barn, 9635 Ravenna Ave NE, Louisville, OH 44641, 330-875-3185 or OH 44705.
There are no calling hours and a private service and burial will take place in Union Cemetery. Services entrusted to the Mark R. Vrabel Funeral Home, North Canton, 330-452-4041.
Published in The Repository on May 2, 2018.