Gary High School 1914-1978

The Coaldigger





MSgt. U.S.A.F Ret.

Ret. MSgt. James Eddie Tolbert, SR., U.S.A.F.,
of Boones Mill passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2009.

He was born on December 14, 1931 in Jenkinjones, W.Va.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Lafayette
and Sarah Nettie Marshall Tolbert, and a sister, Mary Lou Tolbert
Hall of Christiansburg, VA. He is survived by his wife of 54 years.
Nancy Marie Hall Tolbert: a daughter, Cathy Perry of Warrenton, VA. two sons, James Eddie, Jr. of Fredericksburg, VA., and Carl Ray of Stafford, VA., two granddaughters, crystal Pulley and her husband Andy of Glade Hill, Va. and Amanda Perry of Midland, VA; One Great Grandson, Gavin Andrew Pulley and a new great-granddaughter born November17, 2009. Kendall Brooke Pulley.

He graduated from Gary High School, Gary W.Va in 1950 and entered the US Air Force on March 23, 1951. After he served 20 years and 8 days, He retired on April 1, 1971.

While in the Air Force, he was stationed in Okinawa and two tours in Korea, Nine of the 20 years was with the defense Atomic Support Agency in Washington, DC as a top Secret control Officer. After retiring from the Air Force, He worked as a mail clerk at the Woodbridge, Virginia Post Office for 20 years. retiring on October 3, 1992.

He lived in Dale City, VA for 35 years. Some of the rewards James received were the Korean Service medal, United Nations Service Metal, Good Conduct Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal. He was an avid Hunter, fisherman and gardener.

Service will be at Oakley's South Chapel on Brambleton ave at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 22,2009. Dr. Ken Scoggins will officiate. interment will follow in Rest Vale Cemetery. Floyd County. Military Honors by Floyd V.F.W. post #7854 and American Legion #127.

Friends were invited to call at Oakley's South Chapel on Saturday November 21.

Arrangements by Oakley's South Chapel.