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Bobby Calvin Toler / February 23, 2021

Bobby Calvin Toler, husband of Annie Sowell Toler, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, at the age of 73. He was born in Lynchburg, on March 31, 1947, to the late Robert Lee and Virginia Doss Toler. Bobby worked in the dye house with Burlington Industries for many years until they closed. He was dedicated to his community, working first with the Gladys Rescue Squad and later as a lifetime member of the Mecklenburg County Life Saving & Rescue Squad. He loved to golf, fish and play cards with his “Rook” family. His quick wit, dedication, and whistling will be missed by many.

Bobby is survived by his wife, Annie; sons, Jeffrey Toler of Burlington, N.C.; Malcolm Glen Taylor and wife, Tammy, of Boydton, daughter, Kym Edwards and husband, Jerame, of Concord, nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. In addition, he is survived by sisters, Eleanor Roberts of Gladys, and Phyllis Foster (Page) of Danville.

Bobby was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Charles Henry Toler.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m. in Cumbie Cemetery at 286 Rocky Road Rustburg. The Rev. Jane Lyon will officiate.

The family invites his many friends to pay their respects in open visitation Wednesday, Feb. 24 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, Bobby's family is asking that donations be made to the Mecklenburg Rescue Squad.

Online condolences may be made at

The family is being served by Watkins Cooper Lyon.

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