Gary Eugene Tolbert

Gary Eugene Tolbert

Mr. Gary Eugene Tolbert, age 75, of Sikes, LA, passed from this life into enternal life on March 14, 2020.

Family and friends weree received for visitation at Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield on Sunday, March 15, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM and again on Monday, March 16, 2020 from noon until service time. Funeral services were held in the chapel of Southern Funeral Home on Monday, March 16, at 1:00 PM with Bro. Tony Jacobs and Bro. Todd Lawrence officiating. Burial followed at Sharon Church Cemetery in Sikes, LA

Gary was a graduate of Sikes High School in 1962 and worked 36 years for the Louisiana State Highway Department. He remembered his coworkers in Monroe fondly. Gary was happiest when he was fishing, hunting, gardening, and spending time with his family. He enjoyed sharing the fruits of his labor with his family, friends, and the community

Gary was predeceased by his parents, Alma Thompson Tolbert and Edd Tolbert, and his granddaughter, Tori Thames.

He was the beloved husband of Dorcas Tolbert, loving father of Misty Wetzel (Marcelo Vilares), Randall Thames (Kim), and Rhonda Blanks. Mr. Tolbert was the cherished grandfather of 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Linda Lawrence and nephews, Todd (Jereta) and Tony (Anna) Lawrence.

Serving the family as pallbearers were Tony Lawrence, Marcelo Vilares, LaDale Pate, Montez Pate, Gary Morris, Tim Simons, Buddy Tarver, and Joe Bob Thompson.

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