Anthony “Tony” Ray Toler, 54, of Beckley, WV, born May 28 1965, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2020 after battling a long illness.
He was preceded in death by his dad, James Toler, twin babies that he now holds in his arms and his “brother” Matt Stewart.
He leaves behind his three loving children; daughters Kierston Faith Toler of Beckley, WV, Madeline Grace Toler of Scott Depot, WV and his son Brady James Toler of Scott Depot, WV. His mother Melba Toler, his sister and brother-in-law Pam and Jim Sadzewicz of Glen Daniel, WV, and his brother and sister-in-law James “Kendall” and Brenda Toler of Rittman, OH. His three nieces; Amy Prado(Marcel), Nikki Toler, and Casee Gibson(Randy). One nephew, Stephen Sadzewicz(Mariann) and four great nephews; Colby Sadzewicz(Wendi), Ian and Iziah Gaugler and George Gibson. Two great nieces; Brooke Sadzewicz and Holly Gibson and one great-great niece, Aria Gaugler. They all miss him dearly. He was lovingly known to his family as Tony, Uncle T, and T. To his coworkers, he was known as T-man. He also leaves behind many extended family members, friends, co-workers and church family.
Tonys’ life and love was about the Lord, his children and his family. He loved his church family of Truth Assembly Ministries in Beckley, WV, and leading devotion at his church where his church family always loved, prayed, and supported him.
One thing Tony always enjoyed talking about was his career, expressing his love as an equipment operator, which always made him smile from ear to ear, reminiscing about all the good times he had with his co-workers. One memory led them all, having the opportunity to help work on and finish the Boy Scouts of America Welcome Center in Mount Hope, WV.
He cared about his neighbors and was a friend to all. If you were his friend, you were his friend for life.
The next things on his list of importance were Nascar, the New Orleans Saints, biking, and fishing(with his special brother Joe Cozart), but not necessarily in that order.
Tony was never at a loss for words and loved to joke and prank. He was kind and generous and would give you the shirt off his back.
The family wants to thank Dr.Dheerjah Kodali and all of the Nurses of Beckley ARH Infusion Center for the dedication and love they showed to Tony, especially Bonnie Evans, Courtney Bennet and ICU nurse Susan Triplette. Also thank you to the nursing staff and doctors in the bone marrow transplant unit at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV and the wonderful staff and volunteers at the Rosenbaum House for taking such good care of Tonys’ family during his stay at Ruby.
Even on his last day at the infusion center his testimony was “God is so good to me”. His declaration to all was “I’m going to beat this, I’m a winner either way!”; he did and he was. He won! He now has his miracle, his new body! He made it!
Services will be 1 PM Thursday, March 26, 2020 at Highland Memory Gardens, Chapmanville, WV with Pastor Hibbard Hatfield officiating. Sadly because of the coronavirus, the service is limited to immediate family only.
In lieu of flowers please consider contributions to the family to assist with funeral expenses.